Immediate rewards for good scores can boost student performance

Test performance can improve dramatically if students are offered rewards just before they are given standardized tests and if they receive the incentive immediately afterward, new research at the University of Chicago shows.

What's behind the teacher shortage in US schools?

Nancy Latham is the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education and an associate dean in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Latham spoke with News Bureau education editor Sharita ...

More kids are repeating a grade. Is it good for them?

As Braylon Price remembers it, he struggled with pretty much everything the first full school year of the pandemic. With minimal guidance and frequent disruptions, he had trouble staying on top of assignments and finishing ...

New study highlights impact of remote and hybrid learning

According to a new study, students in grades 3 through 8 across the United States lost as much as 20 weeks of academic progress during the 2020–2021 school year as a consequence of remote and hybrid learning at the height ...

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