Education Law

Smaller class sizes not always better for pupils, multinational study shows
December 16, 2019
A new statistical analysis of data from a long-term study on the teaching of mathematics and science has found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement.
The precise effect of smaller class sizes can vary between countries, academ...
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Students do better in school when they can understand, manage emotions
December 12, 2019
Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores, according to research published by the American Psychological Associati...
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Skipping breakfast linked to lower GCSE grades
November 20, 2019
Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study in Yorkshire.
Researchers, from the University of Leeds, have for the first time demonstrated a link between eating breakfast and GCSE performa...
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New statistical model improves the predictive power of standardized test scores
November 19, 2019
A standout essay, high grade point average and stellar standardized test scores are sometimes not enough for college admissions.
The ongoing college admission scandal underscores how influential a standardized test score has become. A test administrator is now cooperating with the inv...
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Schools less important than parents in determining higher education aspirations
November 18, 2019
A new study shows that the elementary school a child attends has almost no influence on their desire to progress to higher education -- as factors including parental aspirations, academic support from their mother and having a desk to work on are much more important.
Published in the ...
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Smart people may learn music faster
November 14, 2019

Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the early stages of learning to play piano.
Published in the journal , the study may be the first to examine the relationship between intelligence, music aptitude and growth mindset in be...
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Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
November 8, 2019
In 1992, Teen Talk Barbie was released with the controversial voice fragment, "Math class is hard." While the toy's release met with public backlash, this underlying assumption persists, propagating the myth that women do not thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields...
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Rich resources of private schools give pupils educational advantage
November 5, 2019
Pupils in private schools do significantly better at A-levels compared to those in similar state schools -- according to the first known study into the current performance gap in upper secondary education in England.
Taking into account factors including academic achievements prior to...
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Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
November 4, 2019
A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use.
The study, published in , shows that children who have more screen time have lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support lan...
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