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Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions
When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. (2019-07-25)
Decades after a good-behavior program in grade school, adults report healthier, more successful lives
University of Washington researchers have found that that 'good life' in adulthood can start in grade school, by teaching parents and teachers to build stronger bonds with their children, and to help children form greater attachments to family and school. (2019-07-25)
School psychologists develop intervention to reduce hallway disruptions
A gamelike intervention developed by school psychology researchers in UT's College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences may help reduce hallway disruptions among elementary school children. (2019-07-22)
Teacher incentive programs can improve student achievement
Teacher incentive pay programs with a hybrid structure involving both individual and group incentives can have good results. (2019-07-22)
Teacher treatment of students factors into racial gap in school suspensions
An analysis led by Brown sociologist Jayanti Owens found that different treatment of black and white students accounted for half of the racial gap in school suspensions and expulsions among 5- to 9-year-old children. (2019-07-19)
Attitude towards new educational standards in Russia shows conflicting opinions
'The objective was to find out how ready the teachers are to implement the expected changes. (2019-07-10)
Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired
Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. (2019-06-27)
Helping physics teachers who don't know physics
A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. (2019-06-25)
Language-savvy parents improve their children's reading development, Concordia study shows
Parents with higher reading-related knowledge are not only more likely to have children with higher reading scores but are also more attentive when those children read out loud to them. (2019-06-14)
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-06-12)
An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers' job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers' job satisfaction. (2019-06-11)
Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later
Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to later school start times. (2019-06-07)
Change agents: Education specialists a growing force at CSU campuses
An SDSU researcher's study finds science faculty with education specialties are having an increasing impact in K-12 and undergrad science education. (2019-06-05)
A student's disability status depends on where they go to school, PSU study finds
A new Portland State University study suggests that the likelihood of a child being classified with an educational disability depends on the characteristics of their school and how distinctive they are from their peers (2019-05-29)
Fighting academic failures
Children from undereducated, low-income families face a greater risk of poor academic performance. (2019-05-27)
Arts education can provide creative counter narratives against hate speech
Hate, as an emotion, is not an efficient response to ideological hate speech. (2019-05-14)
Teachers predict pupil success just as well as exam scores
New research from King's College London finds that teacher assessments are equally as reliable as standardised exams at predicting educational success. (2019-05-12)
The Sea Lab's Outreach Coordinator contributes to synthesis on Deepwater Horizon oil spill
The Sea Lab's Discovery Hall Programs Outreach Coordinator Rachel McDonald's work conducting outreach on ACER's research is featured in a special issue of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative's (GoMRI) Current: The Journal of Marine Education. (2019-05-07)
Parental behaviour affects the involvement of children in cyberbullying
The information analysed by this group of researchers came to another conclusion: when parenting practices are not very suitable, it seems that the probability increases that the children might be victimised or involved in the double role of aggressor/victim, while in the case of girls, when they are treated in this way, they tend to be cyber-aggressors. (2019-04-05)
Marine protected reserves do more than restore fish
In a new analysis of the effectiveness of marine protected areas worldwide, University of Massachusetts Amherst marine ecologist Brian Cheng and colleagues report that reserves not only replenish target fish populations, they also restore ecological functioning. (2019-04-01)
Cross-regional study of Russian teachers' attitudes towards cultural diversity
Many countries today face the difficulties of teaching kids of religious and ethnic minorities. (2019-03-15)
Trials testing new educational methods in schools 'often fail to produce useful evidence'
The new study found that 40% of large-scale randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the UK and the US failed to produce any evidence as to whether an educational intervention helped to boost academic attainment or not. (2019-03-15)
WVU researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers
Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. (2019-03-13)
Report examines origins and nature of 'math anxiety'
A report out today examines the factors that influence 'math anxiety' among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys. (2019-03-13)
Teachers 'scarred' by legacy of 1988 anti-LGBT+ law
LGBT+ teachers who taught in schools during the late 1980s and 1990s remain scarred by the effects of Section 28 of the Local Government Act in England -- a piece of legislation introduced in 1988 banning the 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools -- according to new research published in the journal Sex Education. (2019-03-12)
Study: Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results
Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students in both reading and mathematics, according to a new study. (2019-02-21)
Student likeability might be link between academic success and risk of depression
A new study suggests that children doing well in classrooms are more popular and emotionally secure than their peers who are having trouble academically. (2019-02-20)
Broad regional accents are a barrier to social mobility, research finds
New research via Bath's Department of Education looked at the perception of regional accents for teachers across the UK. (2019-02-13)
Gender and cultural bias exists against teachers at university level
Students are more likely to rate male university teachers higher than their female counterparts in some areas of STEM and Business, according to Australia's largest review of student experience surveys. (2019-02-13)
The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. (2019-02-05)
Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature
Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class. (2019-01-29)
White math teachers treat students differently in predominantly black schools
White math teachers in predominantly black middle schools are more likely to respond negatively to students' behavioral or academic issues - and this may have long-term negative consequences for student performance, according to a Rutgers-led study that highlights the need to recruit more black teachers. (2019-01-24)
Surveillance in our schools
ClassDojo is one of the most popular education apps in the world. (2019-01-22)
How kindergartens serve as 'gendergartens'
Sociologists at the Higher School of Economics showed that preschool education has its own hidden curriculum: kindergarten teachers transmit social norms to children, including conservative ideas of femininity and masculinity. (2018-12-21)
Students around the globe collect quality, eye-opening research data on mammals
Researchers at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and NC State University, running a large-scale camera-trap study called eMammal, recently enlisted the help of K-12 students from 28 schools and four countries -- the United States, India, Mexico and Kenya. (2018-12-12)
Coping skills program for disaster survivors tested with children living in chronic poverty
An emotional coping skills program developed for natural disaster survivors appears to help young children deal with the traumatic experiences associated with living in chronic poverty, a new study found. (2018-12-10)
Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children's mental health
Disaster communication experts at the University of Missouri say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and after a catastrophe. (2018-12-06)
Survey of school nurses reveals lack of bathroom policies and bladder health education
In an online survey developed by the Society for Women's Health Research, a majority of school nurses reported that the pre-K-12 schools they work for do not have written policies on student bathroom use and do not have education for students and teachers on bladder health. (2018-11-26)
Family, school support makes kids more likely to stand up to bullying
A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school -- and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate. (2018-11-12)
A buzz-worthy surprise during the total solar eclipse
Previous research conducted on bee behavior notes that bees commonly fly slower at dusk and return to their colonies at night. (2018-11-08)
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