Sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills and discussions have been held for years about sleep-deprived teens and the effect it has on their schooling.
A recent study by the Bush Institute found that states have little or no information on how principals are prepared, licensed, supported and evaluated.
Not surprisingly, we’ve learned that school sports aren’t always fun. Fortunately, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance has proposed some major safety changes.
The findings of a recent study showed that those whose friends averaged higher GPAs at the start, were more likely to improve their grades; while those with higher GPAs were more likely to drop their grades.
Those who did well in the math section of the PSAT showed more activity in the brain area linked to memory of math facts.
The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have been adopted by almost every state and will go into effect by 2014 but there are some challenges in implementation.
Positive, short term stress is healthy. Children need to learn to manage adversity like dealing with the first day of school. But sustained and severe stress, such as poverty, can be toxic, with longterm implications.
We usually think of young protesters as college students; however, high schoolers across the country are protesting over school lunches offered under the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Forty-six states and Washington, DC have adopted “college- and career-ready standards” for education in English language arts and math.
The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan has shaken–up the way students learn and are graded in a new approach called student-centered learning.
A new study indicates that when teachers consistently use the Responsive Classroom learning approach, 5th grade students performed better on statewide assessment of math and reading skills than their peers who did not use the same learning strategies.
A recent report from the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released results that rank the US 28th out of 38 countries for the share of 4-year-olds enrolled in pre-primary education programs.
Everyone knows incentives are motivating for students – gold stars and attendance certificates. Cash always sounds best, but what works best?
The annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher based on 1001 responses shows that teacher job satisfaction is at its lowest in two decades, probably because of cuts in education budgets.
New education research measures student improvement, not just scores.