advertisement
STEM Education News
September 29, 2020

Top Headlines
 

Classes Set by Ability Are Hitting Children's Self-Confidence

The way a vast amount of schools are setup, with classes grouping children based on their ability, is severely affecting pupil's ...

No Single Solution Helps All Students Complete MOOCs

In one of the largest educational field experiments ever conducted, researchers found that promising interventions to help students complete online courses were not effective on a massive scale -- ...

Brains of Girls and Boys Are Similar, Producing Equal Math Ability

New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ...

Kids in Poor, Urban Schools Learn Just as Much as Others

Schools serving disadvantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide US study. Test scores speak more to what ...
Latest Headlines
updated 11:08pm EDT

Earlier Headlines
 

Enrolling in Health Education Courses May Help Change Student's Beliefs About Stress

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New research finds that college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress ...

Operation Outbreak Simulation Teaches Students How Pandemics Spread

A new article highlights Operation Outbreak, an educational platform and simulation intended to teach high school and college students the fundamentals of responses to ...

Affirmative Action Incentivizes High Schoolers to Perform Better, New Research Shows

Affirmative action is a contentious issue across the globe, hotly debated in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nigeria and Brazil, as well as in the United States. While the direct ...

Experts Recommend Strict, Costly Approaches for Reopening Schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently highlighted the importance of students' returning to the classroom in its COVID-19 return-to-school guidance. Jason Wang, MD, PhD, of Stanford Health ...

Link Between Education, Income Inequality Has Existed for a Century

Income is inextricably linked to access to education in America and it has been for a century, according to a new ...

Teen Museum Educators Increase Engagement, Learning, in Tween Visitors

A new study finds that youth docents have an overall positive effect on visitors' experiences, learning and information retention at informal learning sites -- like museums. The positive effects ...

Science Education Community Should Withdraw from International Tests, Experts Urge

The science community should withdraw from involvement in international tests such as PISA because they have forced schools to adopt 'narrow' curricula and pedagogies, a study ...

Study: More Than Half of US Students Experience Summer Learning Losses Five Years in a Row

Following U.S. students across five summers between grades 1 and 6, a little more than half (52 percent) experienced learning losses in all five summers, according to a large national study. Students ...

Achievement Isn't Why More Men Are Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Researchers have found that the reason there are more undergraduate men than women majoring in physics, engineering and computer science is not because men are higher achievers. On the contrary, the ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Could Decimate Outdoor Environmental, Science Education Programs

A survey of 1,000 outdoor education programs nationwide finds that nearly two-thirds are in danger of folding because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such programs connect youth with the world around them ...

Passing Challenging Introductory Chemistry Course Gives Biggest Boost to Underrepresented Students

A study of University of Washington undergraduate records shows that underrepresented students received lower grades in general chemistry -- an introductory-level course series for many STEM degrees ...

Media Stereotypes Confound Kids' Science Ambitions

White lab coats and dangerous experiments all epitomize the 'mad scientist' from many a Hollywood blockbuster but, even beyond the silver screen, the stereotype lives on, and according to ...

Surging Numbers of First-Generation Learners Being Left Behind in Global Education

'First-generation learners' -- a substantial number of pupils around the world who represent the first generation in their families to receive an education - are also significantly more ...

Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ...

Teacher Evaluations Weed out Low-Performing Teachers in Urban Schools

New research finds that statewide K-12 teacher evaluation systems have proven to phase out lower performing teachers and retain more effective teachers for longer periods of time -- particularly in ...

Seductive Details Inhibit Learning

Information that is interesting but irrelevant, or 'seductive details', can be detrimental to learning, according to a meta-analysis of 58 studies. The analysis found that those who learned ...

'Low' Socioeconomic Status Is the Biggest Barrier to STEM Participation

A new study has found that socioeconomic status (SES) has the strongest impact on whether secondary school students study the STEM ...

Want to Live Longer? Stay in School, Study Suggests

A multi-institution study has attempted to tease out the relative impact of two variables most often linked to life expectancy -- race and education -- by combing through data about 5,114 black and ...

Bilingual Language Program for Babies: Online Training for Teachers

A study shows that a bilingual language program for babies can reach more families, and instructors, through online training for ...

Assistance During First Years of Biology Major Leads to Higher Retention of First-Gen Students

Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation ...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Monday, December 3, 2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017