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Preschoolers' extensive electronic media use linked to emotional/behavioural issues
Associated with hyperactivity, short attention span, poor concentration and friendship issues BMJ Preschoolers' extensive use of electronic media, including game consoles, mobile phones, and tablets, is linked to a heightened risk of emotional and behavioural problems by the age of 5, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open . This behaviour is associated with hyperactivity, short
The use of virtual reality in education
An analysis published in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning highlights 20 years of research on the use of virtual reality (VR) in K-12 schools and higher education. CREDIT: Heng Luo An analysis published in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning highlights 20 years of research on the use of virtual reality (VR) in K-12 schools and higher education. Investigators examined 149 articles fr
K ey predictors for college retention
Research News The current outbreak of COVID-19 has raised many questions about the value of consideration of standardized testing through the admissions process. One of the many Coronavirus cancellations included a growing number of universities to waive SAT and ACT scores as an admissions requirement for 2022 applicants. With schools shifting their policy to making standardized "test-optional" a
Crisis in Rural Community Colleges
Complete report Community colleges across the country are plagued with tight budgets- caused in part by state disinvestment and chronic federal underfunding. For rural community colleges, these challenges are even more acute, as their needs are greater and the costs of providing services higher. The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened the prosperity gap between rural and non-rural communities, an

MAR 17

Two New What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Reports
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) recently reviewed the research on two interventions designed to improve student outcomes. The Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies® (PATHS®) program is a curriculum that aims to promote emotional and social competencies and to reduce aggression and behavior problems in elementary school children. Xtreme Reading is a supplemental literacy curriculum designed

MAR 16

Teacher Quality Report Rendered Useless by Outdated Research and Ideas
Professors Jamy Stillman and Katherine Schultz of the University of Colorado Boulder reviewed 2020 Teacher Prep Review: Clinical Practice and Classroom Management . They found it unlikely to improve teacher preparation due to its use of invalid measurements, limited research base, and reliance on questionable methods. The authors of the NCTQ report reviewed over 2,400 programs, including what NCT

MAR 15

Internet-access spending improves academic outcomes
Increased internet-access spending by Texas public schools improved academic performance but also led to more disciplinary problems among students, a study of 9,000 schools conducted by a research team from Rice University, Texas A&M University and the University of Notre Dame shows. Whether students benefit from increased internet access in public schools has been an open question, according to
Is it Safe to Reopen Schools? An Extensive Review of the Research
This report examines the collective findings of more than 130 studies and considers their implications for adapting current policies. Full report By the end of March 2020, all public schools in the United States were closed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. More than 50.8 million children stayed home as school systems scrambled to transition to remote or hybrid learning plat

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