Education Research

Early high school start times adversely affect attendance
April 27, 2020
A new study finds that earlier high school start times can have significant adverse consequences for students, including increased rates of tardiness and absenteeism.
"The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that high schools begin class after 8:30 a.m., but we know that most sc...
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AERA Cancels In-Person Conference Due to Coronavirus. The Event Will Be Held Virtually
March 6, 2020



The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association scheduled for next month in San Francisco has been cancelled and will now take place virtually becau...
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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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Time and Schools: What the Research Says
February 24, 2020


—Isabel Espanol for Education Week





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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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