Saturday, December 5, 2020

THIS WEEK Education Research Report

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Impactful science teaching requires minimum five hours instruction weekly
Unlike traditional instruction, inquiry-based instruction approaches science learning through sustained real-world projects and hands-on experimentation rather than fact memorization, recall and prescribed experiments. It is considered a best practice by the National Research Council and the Next Generation for Science Standards, among other national and state science assessments, for teaching sc
Study fails to advance our knowledge of charter school effectiveness
The Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at Harvard University recently published a research study touting improvement in the charter sector relative to district schools. The study attributes this, in part, to “enhanced charter performance.” Yongmei Ni and Eunice Han of the University of Utah reviewed Changes in the Performance of Students in Charter and District Sectors of U.S. Educ

DEC 01

Air pollution spikes linked to lower test scores
PRINT E-MAIL IMAGE: SALT LAKE COUNTY CASE STUDY AREA MAP SHOWING THE LOCATIONS OF 156 SALT LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND FIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS. view more CREDIT: MULLEN AT AL. (2020) INT. JOURNAL OF ENVIRO RES AND PUBLIC HEALTH Fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the tiny particles responsible for hazy air pollution, are detrimental to children's health even inside the classroom. Mounting e
Bypassing developmental education
Florida’s Senate Bill 1720 allowed many college students to bypass developmental education and enroll directly in introductory college-level courses. This study found that cohorts after the reform are more likely to enroll and pass introductory college-level courses in their 1st year of college, indicating that the reform may help to accelerate student success in college. Black and Hispanic stude
Review of Recommendations for Evaluating Special Educators
Educational policies addressing instruction may fail to acknowledge that effective instruction is not the same for all learners. This study reviewed teacher evaluation systems across all states and the 25 largest districts to determine how states and districts approach the evaluation of special education teachers, a policy aimed at improving teaching effectiveness. The authors found that most sta

NOV 30

Study shows strong links between music and math, reading achievement
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Research News SHARE PRINT E-MAIL LAWRENCE - Music educator Martin J. Bergee thought that if he could just control his study for the myriad factors that might have influenced previous ones - race, income, education, etc. -- he could disprove the notion of a link between students' musical and mathematical achievement. Nope. His new study," Multilevel Models of the Relationship

NOV 23

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: 2020 Supplement
Complete report Higher education in the United States is more diverse now than at any time in its history. Over the last 20 years alone, the share of undergraduate students who identify as a race other than White has increased from approximately 30 percent to about 45 percent (Espinosa et al. 2019). Despite the growth in access to higher education, the opportunities and experiences of students, f
The five most in-demand competencies across the labor market
A new reportexplores how 120 knowledge areas, skills, and abilities are demanded across the workforce and within specific occupations. Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want finds that communication, 

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