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June 26, 2022

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California's Push for Computer Science Education Examined

Despite California's computer science education policies, gender, racial and ethnic disparities persist among the high schools that offer these courses, the students enrolled in them and the faculty ...

School Uniforms Don't Improve Child Behavior, Study Finds

Despite the belief of many parents and teachers, school uniforms don't seem to have any effect on young students' behavior or attendance overall, a new U.S. national study ...

Big Data Privacy for Machine Learning Just Got 100 Times Cheaper

Computer scientists have discovered an inexpensive way for tech companies to implement a rigorous form of personal data privacy when using or sharing large databases for machine ...

Importance of Teaching Children About Environmental Issues

Environmental education provision needs greater investment and innovation if future generations are to be able to respond fully to the climate emergency, experts have ...
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Girls' Chance of Success at School in Sub-Saharan Africa Shaped by Language They Are Taught in

A new report argues that efforts to increase girls' participation in education in different parts of Africa should assess the detrimental effect teaching in English is having on ...

The Numbers Don't Lie: Australia Is Failing at Maths and We Need to Find a New Formula to Arrest the Decline

Australia has suffered a significant drop in teenage maths proficiency in the past 20 years -- sliding from 11th in the OECD rankings to 29th place out of 38 countries, prompting widespread debate ...

Student Satisfaction in Flipped Classroom Is Built on Guidance, Pedagogy, and a Safe Atmosphere

Students are satisfied with flipped classroom when they have systematic guidance on the teaching approach in use, comprehensive understanding of both the content being taught and the discipline more ...

Differences in Children's Behavior Predict Midlife Health Behaviors, Study Finds

A recent study in Finland investigated the paths from childhood socioemotional behavior to midlife health behavior decades later. Socioemotional behaviour at age 8 predicted health behaviour both ...

Women's Earnings Drop After Childbirth, Study Finds

When U.S. couples have their first child, mothers' earnings still drop substantially relative to fathers', and new research demonstrates the stubborn, decades-old pattern isn't ...

Adding AI to Museum Exhibits Increases Learning, Keeps Kids Engaged Longer

Researchers have demonstrated a more effective way to support learning and increase engagement at science-focused museum exhibits. They used artificial intelligence to create a new genre of ...

Study Shows Gaps in How STEM Organizations Collect Demographic Information

Professional organizations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields could more effectively collect data on underrepresented groups in their fields, according to a new survey. ...

Empathy Softens Teachers' Biases, Reduces Racial Gap in Student Suspensions

Interventions that seek to evoke empathy in teachers can sideline biases and narrow the racial gap in suspensions of middle school students, according to the results of a large-scale study to combat ...

Early English Lessons Have Lasting Effects

An earlier study had raised doubts about the effectiveness of learning English in the first grade. Now, researchers have observed that it improves language performance over an extended period of ...

Poor Fidelity May Mean Effective Education Strategies Never See Light of Day

Promising new education interventions are potentially being 'unnecessarily scrapped' because trials to test their effectiveness are insufficiently faithful to the original research, a study ...

Students With Attention Problems More Likely to Cheat

High school students who have trouble paying attention in class are more likely to admit to cheating, a new study ...

How University Students Understand and Demonstrate Kindness

A small act of kindness can go a long way, especially say researchers, towards bolstering student health and wellness. A new study explores how the inclusion of a kindness assignment in an ...

Ethnic Studies Increases Student Engagement and High School Graduation

New research shows that enrolling 9th graders who are struggling academically in an ethnic studies course greatly improves the likelihood those students will graduate from high school and enroll in ...

Even When They Include Them, Gifted Programs Aren't Serving Black or Low-Income Kids, Study Finds

The first nationwide study of outcomes for different gifted subgroups shows the programs may not be adequately serving their Black and low-income ...

Human Genome Editing Requires Difficult Conversations Between Science and Society

Researchers argue that advanced tech, especially CRISPR, demands more robust and thoughtful public engagement if it is to be harnessed to benefit the public without crossing ethical ...

Study Shows Education Is Not Enough to Overcome Inequality

A recent study finds that social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement - particularly for ...

For Girls, Learning Science Outside Linked to Better Grades, Knowledge

A study suggests outdoor education could be a promising tool to help close gender gaps in ...

Degrees of Happiness? Formal Education Does Not Lead to Greater Job Satisfaction

There is almost no relationship between formal educational attainment and job satisfaction, according to new ...

Internet-Access Spending Improves Academic Outcomes, According to Study of Texas Public Schools

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 ...

Foreign Language Learners Should Be Exposed to Slang in the Classroom and Here's Why....

Experts say English slang and regional dialect should not be banned from classrooms but when you're getting to grips with a second language how helpful is it to learn non-standard ...

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