Education Research

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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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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One of the most challenging problems in educational policy and practice
October 31, 2019
Language proficiency has an important influence on learners' ability to answer scientific questions a new joint study by Lancaster and Sheffield Universities has found.
And this is particularly challenging for children from homes where English is not their first language -now a signif...
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Teachers' Content Chops Are Vital to Teach Early Algebra
October 22, 2019
What the Research Says

"Associations Between the Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement"

October 22, 2019

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Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment
October 15, 2019
Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.
The meta-analysis of 42 studies around the world, published in , aimed to assess the b...
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Kids in poor, urban schools learn just as much as others
September 25, 2019
Schools serving disadvantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide study.
The results may seem surprising, given that student test scores are normally higher in suburban and wealthier school district...
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Staying at elementary school for longer associated with higher student attainment
September 20, 2019
A new study has discovered that US students achieve better results in reading and mathematics tests when they stay in elementary school for grades six (age 11-12) and seven (age 12-13), rather than transfer to middle school. In contrast, students in grade eight (age 13-14) achieve better results ...
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Parental involvement plays key role in children's academic attainment, research shows
September 19, 2019
New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive effect on a child's academic attainment -- regardless of age or socio-economic status.
The study, conducted by the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter, also highlighted areas of promise for how schools and early years setti...
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Cultural outreach prevents social exclusion
September 18, 2019
Even though the majority of the Finnish youth are thriving, some of them are wrestling with a host of problems. Studies find that 14% of Finns born in 1987 hadn't completed any degrees within nine years after completing the nine-year comprehensive school starting at the age of seven. Some of them...
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Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years
September 10, 2019
Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers, a new study from Finland shows. However, the researchers, from the University of Jyväskylä, found that inc...
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