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Education Research Report

Education Research Report

Ask a high school student how he or she typically feels at school, and the answer you'll likely hear is "tired," closel...

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 Yale Child Study Center found that nearly 75% of the students' self-reported feelings related to school were negat
Exploring the school-age social, emotional, and behavioral health landscape

Full text How you interact, how you feel, and how you act: The three basic tenants of social, emotional, and behavioral health are simple concepts, yet they can be some of the strongest predictors of well-being as children grow into adulthood. While a large number of children and adolescents meet the diagnostic criteria for mental health disorders, only a fraction actually receive needed services
Better Eating Habits Associated with Adequate Sleep among High School Students

Full text BACKGROUND Sleep deprivation adversely impacts cognitive performance. A nutritious diet is one strategy that can prevent sleep deprivation and its adverse effects. However, few data exist regarding the influence of diet on sleep duration among adolescents. Hence, it is important to assess whether dietary habits are linked to adequate sleep among adolescents. METHODS The 2013 Youth Risk

JAN 30

Vision may be the real cause of children's problems

Visual processing is about how the brain perceives and processes the impressions of the eyes. Problems with processing visual impressions can also impact a variety of other skills. "We've confirmed that visual processing may apply to dyslexia, but also to why some children have problems with mathematics and motor skills," says Professor Hermundur Sigmundsson at the Norwegian University of Science
Vaping prevention program significantly reduces use in middle school students

In response to the youth vaping crisis, experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) developed CATCH My Breath, a program to prevent electronic cigarette use among fifth - 12th grade students. Research published in Public Health Reports reveals the program significantly reduces the likelihood of e-cigarette use among students who complete the curriculum. Since a
Parents favor integrated schools but make school choices furthering segregation.

According to new research published today, a large majority of parents across race, class, geographic region, and political affiliation favor substantially racially and economically integrated schools, and that support appears to have increased since President Trump was elected. But research also indicates that when parents have more control over where to send their children to school, their choi

JAN 29

A Positive Assessment of the Impact of the New York City Community Schools Initiative

With the launch of the New York City Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) in 2014, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has increased its focus on the implementation of a holistic strategy of education reform to address the social consequences of poverty as a means to improving student outcomes. NYC-CS is a strategy to organize resources in schools and share leadership among stakeh

JAN 28

Research shows the sexes have equal spatial cognition skills

Men are not better than women at spatial cognition - such as map reading - is the principal finding from ground-breaking work by researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, hosted at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. Employing cutting-edge eye-tracking technology researchers Dr Mark Campbell and Dr Adam Toth of the Lero Esports Science Research Lab at UL
Young children prefer to learn from people who are consistently accurate and confident

Study also reveals children keep 'track record' of accuracy At a time when scams seem all around us and fake news appears to be on the rise, you might be relieved to know that even young children show some impressive skills when it comes to identifying poor sources of information, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. In a new study published today in the Public Library o
Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed

Hormonal changes, different schools, more teachers and changing expectations are just some of the challenges families face when a child enters middle school. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that 94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to negative outcomes for students. Researchers say that reducing the burden of teaching e
High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores

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 Educational Researcher , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The authors of the new study, Elaine M. Allensworth and Kallie Clark, both of the University of Chicago, also found that the predicti

JAN 27

Final Evaluation of Community College Bachelor's Degree Pilot

Legislature Created Bachelor’s Degree Pilot for California Community Colleges. Pilot to be Evaluated. This report reflects the final evaluation. Assessment Some Programs Show Signs of Meeting Workforce Objectives. Assessing whether programs met industry needs was difficult based on the information provided by colleges in their initial applications. Generally, colleges provided documents citing br
Teenagers’ career expectations narrowing to limited range of jobs, OECD PISA report finds

Huge changes to the world of work over the past two decades have made little impact on teenagers’ career expectations, which have become more concentrated in fewer occupations, according to a new OECD report. Dream jobs: Teenagers’ career aspirations and the future of work says 47% of boys and 53 % of girls surveyed in 41 countries expect to work in one of just 10 popular jobs by age of 30. The f
Romantic Relationship Churn in Early Adolescence Predicts Hostility, Abuse, and Avoidance in Relationships Into Early Adulthood

This study examined early adolescent romantic “churning,” defined here as having a large number of boyfriends/girlfriends by age 13, as a problematic marker likely to predict hostility, abuse, and avoidance during conflict in later relationships. A sample of 184 adolescents was followed through age 24 to assess predictions of hostility, abuse, and avoidance during conflict from early romantic chu
Low-income children’s readiness for group-based learning at age 3

Although 3-year-olds in the United States may attend prekindergarten prior to formal school entry in kindergarten, few investigations focus on the socioemotional foundations of classroom learning at age 3 and their relationship to later achievement. This study examined the relationship between age 3 readiness for group-based learning, modeled as the latent constructs, effortful control and social
Gender Differences in Regrades in College

Using administrative data from a large 4-year public university, this study shows that male students are 18.6 percent more likely than female students to receive favorable grade changes initiated by instructors. These gender differences cannot be explained by observable characteristics of the students, instructors, and the classes. To understand the mechanisms underlying these gendered outcomes,
Identifying Critical 21st-Century Skills for Workplace Success

This article extends the literature on 21st-century learning skills needed for workplace success by providing an empirical examination of employers’ direct communication to potential employees via job advertisements. A descriptive analysis of 142,000 job advertisements provides two contributions. First, this is one of the first studies to empirically rank-order skill demand. In doing so, it is cl
STEM in 2020: Trends and Predictions

Each year 100Kin10 researchers spend countless hours talking to our partners and teachers, who are the nation’s leaders in STEM education, and poring over research, news, national and regional data, and everything else researchers can get their hands on. Researchers sift through it to understand what challenges and opportunities are rising to the top, so our network can better address the nation’
Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction

N ew data and analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) finds significant progress on the science of reading instruction in teacher preparation. For the first time since NCTQ began publishing ratings in the 2013 Teacher Prep Review , the number of programs in the nation to embrace reading science has crossed the halfway mark, with 51 percent of over 1,000 evaluated traditional

JAN 24

Mixed Messages on How to Teach Reading

Complete report Everyone agrees that the early years of reading instruction are critical. But there are still vigorous debates among practitioners about how exactly to teach children to read—and new data confirm that preservice teachers are often told competing information. Decades of research have shown that teaching explicit, systematic phonics is the most reliable way to make sure that young s

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