It's game on for air quality
It's not all fun and games when Utah's Wasatch Front has a bad air day thanks to pollution trapped by a weather inversion. But a new computer game developed at the University of Utah puts thumb-twitching ...
New website helps educators deal with grieving students
By the time children reach age 16, about 1 in 20 will have experienced the death of a parent and the vast majority will have experienced the death of someone close to them.
Study shows amount of learning time falls at high-poverty schools
Teachers in high-poverty schools are more likely than their peers in low-poverty schools to report more time lost for academic instruction due to poor access to libraries, technology and qualified substitute ...
More than half of all children in the US will likely live with an unmarried mother
More than half of all American children will likely live with an unmarried mother at some point before they reach age 18, according to a report issued by Princeton University and Harvard University.
Well-designed classrooms can boost learning progress in primary school pupils by up to 16 percent
For the first time, clear-evidence has been found that well-designed primary school classrooms can boost learning progress in reading, writing and maths.
New report explores NYC students' pathways into and through college
A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools gives a first look at patterns of college enrollment, persistence, and completion for New York City high school students.
Incomes fall as stressed economy struggles
Australian average incomes are falling with the country's population growth "masking underlying economic weakness", according to a QUT economist.
Reasons for students pursuing STEM fields are varied, study finds
A new study by Indiana University School of Education researchers sheds new light on the pathways students take to STEM careers, finding that the route is rarely direct.
LEGO bricks build better mathematicians
A study carried out by the University of Derby has found that LEGO plays a vital role in the development of maths skills in children.
White House focuses on computer science in schools
Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today's teenagers. But learning how these devices work has often taken a backseat to other priorities in U.S. schools.
New report explores the use of digital games in the classroom during the learning process
A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ...
Charter schools can lead families to buy homes nearby
In North Carolina, charter schools are not subject to school district boundaries and accept students regardless of where they live. But a new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter ...
Study finds large racial disparities in how some school districts suspend students
The reliance on student suspensions to maintain discipline in public schools varies dramatically across the 50 states, according to a new statistical analysis by UCLA researchers. Their report identified ...
Early childhood programs found to significantly lower likelihood of special education placements in third grade
Access to state-supported early childhood programs significantly reduces the likelihood that children will be placed in special education in the third grade, academically benefiting students and resulting in considerable ...