Education Law

Courts Rejecting Claims for Refunds of Pre-‘Janus’ Teachers’ Union Fees
February 27, 2020


A conservative legal strategy aimed at seeking refunds of objectors' teachers' union fees collected before the landmark decision in the U.S. Supreme Court is running into a roadblock—one court ruling after another that rejects the theory behind the case...
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'Low' socioeconomic status is the biggest barrier to STEM participation
February 26, 2020
A new study has found that socioeconomic status (SES) has the strongest impact on whether secondary school students study the STEM sciences.
A research team drew on data from over 4,300 pupils in Australia, and also looked at Indigenous students who are less likely to study all scienc...
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Technology in higher education: learning with it instead of from it
February 24, 2020
Technology has shifted the way that professors teach students in higher education. For example, by uploading recorded lectures online, students can reference a digital copy of the topics discussed in class. However, lecture-based teaching traditionally leaves students as consumers of information ...
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UK special school pupils 'treated differently', following removal of standardized assessments
February 24, 2020
Following the recent withdrawal of standardized assessments, children with intellectual disabilities at special schools in the UK are again being treated differently to children at mainstream schools, says a new study from researchers at The Open University.
Published in , the peer-re...
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Students' feelings about high school are mostly negative
January 30, 2020
Ask a high school student how he or she typically feels at school, and the answer you'll likely hear is "tired," closely followed by "stressed" and "bored."
In a nationwide survey of 21,678 U.S. high school students, researchers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the ...
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Praise, rather than punish, to see up to 30% greater focus in the classroom
January 29, 2020
To improve behavior in class, teachers should focus on praising children for good behavior, rather than telling them off for being disruptive, according to a new study published in .
Researchers spent three years observing 2,536 students, across three US states, from kindergarten age ...
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High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores
January 28, 2020
Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published today in , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
The authors of the new study, Elaine M. Al...
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A new method for boosting the learning of mathematics
December 23, 2019
How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? A recent study conducted by the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, had shown that our everyday knowledge strongly influences our ability to solve problems, sometimes leading us into making errors. This is why UNIGE, in collabo...
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Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success
December 18, 2019
Whether children will enjoy academic success can be now predicted at birth, a new study suggests.
The study, led by the University of York, found that parents' socioeconomic status and children's inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement.
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