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Positive teacher-student relationships lead to better teaching
Previous research has shown positive teacher-student relationships promote student academic achievement, such as better grades and test scores, but a new study at the University of Missouri found positive teacher-student relationships lead to better teaching as well. The findings emphasize the importance of teachers demonstrating ‘soft’ skills, or prosocial behaviors, in the classroom — such as s
Students who study abroad graduate faster than their peers
Studying abroad in college can be a glamorous, once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity. But is it also a distraction that slows students from completing degrees and moving on with careers? According to a new study from the University System of Georgia, not at all. How study abroad affects graduation The study compiled semester-by-semester records from 221,981 students across 35 U.S. institutions.
School Choice
School districts in the US and around the world are increasingly moving away from traditional neighborhood school assignment, in which pupils attend closest schools to their homes. Instead, they allow families to choose from schools within district boundaries. This creates a market with parental demand over publicly-supplied school seats. More frequently than ever, this market for school seats is
Effects of a home-school vocabulary texting intervention on prekindergarten vocabulary
This paper presents the results of an intervention study focused on understanding how a 5-month, vocabulary-focused texting program called Text to Talk can enhance home-school connections concerning vocabulary and preschool children's language learning. Classrooms (49) were randomly assigned to intervention or control status in an urban preschool program in the eastern United States. Intervention
Improving teachers' adherence to evidence-based social-emotional behavior practices
Educational researchers have produced a variety of evidence-based practices (EBP) to address social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs among students. Yet, these practices are often insufficiently adopted and implemented with fidelity by teachers to produce the beneficial outcomes associated with the EBP, leaving students at risk for developing SEB problems. If ignored, SEB problems can lead

MAR 03

Online tutoring study shows cause for optimism
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 during the COVID-
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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