Research shows that giving an incorrect answer, and then learning why it is wrong, may offer learning benefits. Researchers are studying such outcomes in a New York City school, where educators administer practice exams and then review specific errors with students.
School leaders in Washington, D.C., recently asked students for suggestions to address chronic absenteeism, which affected about 21% of students during the 2015-16 school year. Organizers say the "Every Day Counts! Attendance Design Challenge" makes students part of the solution.
Computer science may not be reaching enough students, according the Association for Computing Machinery, but some states are working to expand access. In Arkansas, new policies include a stipend for teachers who receive computer science endorsements and a five-week coding block in middle school.
The proposed House education funding bill would eliminate about $2 billion for educator training and class-size reduction. This blog post considers potential support for the proposal as well as other future education funding proposals.
Eighth-grade students who attend schools near state boundary lines may be more likely to perform worse in math, according to a study by researchers at the University of Missouri. Researchers assert that "state-specific pension and licensing policies" may limit the pool of teachers available to schools that border state lines.
Several educators interviewed for this article share their experience with student loan debt. Among them is Tiffany Sanford, an autism specialist in Oregon, who began her teaching career owing nearly $30,000 in student loans -- a scenario she says has become "normalized."
Home nursing visits for children may help boost mental health, social and emotional development and academic gains, according to a study of the Nurse-Family Partnership program. The home visiting program also shows positive benefits for parents, researchers found.
Experiences that connect classroom lessons to the real world can help to motivate students to learn, asserts high-school Spanish teacher Bryan Upshaw. In this article, he shares how teachers can use video-conferencing to bring real-world experiences into the classroom.
Most colleges "level the playing field" for low-income students and their wealthier peers, according to a study that researchers say shows poorer students are not "mismatched" at selective colleges. Instead, the study's authors say the income gap is exacerbated by the low admission rates for low-income students at elite colleges.
Five teachers were inducted this year into the National Teachers Hall of Fame -- bringing the total to 130. Among this year's honorees is National Board Certified Teacher Ashli Dreher, who warns against "false" self-esteem related to participation awards rather than real efforts put in by students.
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