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Online tutoring study shows cause for optimism
Print Email App IMAGE: SALLY SADOFF, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AT THE RADY SCHOOL view more CREDIT: UC SAN DIEGO A recent pilot program measuring the results of online tutoring for K-12 students has shown positive, promising results, according to new a study from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management. Disruptions to in-person learning d
Socially anxious students more likely to struggle socially and academically at university
As many as 22 per cent of UK university students face some kind of social anxiety during their studies Anxiety attributed to lower grades, poor relationships, and social isolation among students, claims study Study authors warn anxiety among students is a growing concern for UK universities – with many cases going unreported STUDENTS experiencing social anxiety at university often achieve lower a
Sense of belonging helps high school students engage with STEM
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that one key to promoting STEM education, and to making students feel capable of working on STEM subjects outside of the classroom, is to find ways to make classrooms feel more inclusive. “We found that kids who feel their high school STEM classrooms are inclusive are more likely to feel like they belong,” says Kelly Lynn Mulvey, first author
Time off after high school makes college less likely
Academic breaks after high school – even those lasting just a few months – can cause some students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to forgo enrolling in college altogether, according to new Cornell University research. In the paper, “ Disrupted academic careers: The returns to time off after high school ,” Evan Riehl , assistant professor in the ILR School, and co-author Nicolás
Enrollment and School Experiences with COVID-19: Winter 2022
Today , NCES released the latest round of findings from the experimental Institute of Education Sciences School Pulse Panel and a new round of data collected through the National Assessment of Educational Progress pre-assessment activities. These data examine learning modes, quarantine prevalence, and COVID-19 mitigation strategies within schools. Findings include: Forty-four percent of public sc
New Report on Teachers of Hispanic or Latino Origin
A new NCES Data Point, Teachers of Hispanic or Latino Origin: Background and School Settings in 2017‒18 , examines the characteristics of Hispanic teachers and the characteristics of public and private schools where Hispanic teachers worked in the United States during school year 2017-18. Findings include: A higher percentage of Hispanic teachers taught in schools located in the South and West, w

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Self-Interest in Public Service: Evidence from School Board Elections
This study shows that the election of a new school board member causes home values in their neighborhood to rise. This increase is identified using narrowly-decided contests and is driven by non-Democratic members, whose neighborhoods appreciate about 4% on average relative to those of losing candidates. Student test scores in the neighborhood public schools of non-Democratic winners also relativ

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Fewer than half of K-12 PE teachers use high-quality instruction with disabled students
Fewer than half of K-12 physical educators teaching students with disabilities report using high-quality instruction practices, such as modified instructions or equipment, to fully accommodate those students, a recent study from Oregon State University shows. The majority of teachers surveyed were considered highly qualified, with 75% holding undergraduate degrees in physical education and 49% ho
Evaluating a High School Chemistry and Physics Project-Based Learning Intervention
Crafting Engaging Science Environments is a high school chemistry and physics project-based learning intervention that meets Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations. In this study it was administered to a diverse group of over 4,000 students in a randomized control trial in California and Michigan. Results show that treatment students, on average, performed 0.20 standard deviat

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Students who participate in multiple field trips during a school year do better academically
School field trips have been part of the educational experience for children across the nation for decades. While many school administrators believe there’s intrinsic value in letting students develop socially with out-of-classroom experiences, quantifying the impact and the value of field trips is difficult. And justifying out-of-class time can be burdensome for teachers tasked with providing a
Misleading Report Inaccurately Portrays Social Emotional Learning In Schools
A recent report from the American Enterprise Institute presents concerns regarding how Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) approaches have imposed ideas and techniques from psychology on classroom practices, and thus have shifted the mission of education away from academic instruction. But a review of the report finds misrepresentations of both the definition and the goals of SEL. Julia Mahfouz o

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Gifted Children Programs’ Short and Long-Term Impact
This study estimates the effects of gifted children programs (GCP) in high schools in Israel. We selected a comparison group of equally gifted students from other cities where GCP was not offered at the time. Based on administrative data, the researchers follow 22 cohorts and measure treatment effects on outcomes, ranging from high school to the labor market in their 30s and 40s. The researchers

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Too soon to lift mask mandates for most elementary schools in U.S., study finds
Before lifting mask mandates in elementary schools in the U.S., local COVID-19 case rates should be far below current rates to avoid the risk of increased transmission among students, staff, and families, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Their work was published online on February 14, 2022, in JAMA Netwo

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Students better than teachers at recognizing relationally aggressive classmates
Classroom management can be difficult, with students socializing in both positive and negative ways. Veteran teachers will tell you that students are very perceptive about peers who are causing problems. Giving weight to this educational adage is recent research from the Psychological and Brain Sciences department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University and the Center for Violenc

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