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  • Bilingual language program for babies: online training for teachers
    on January 23, 2020 at 4:59 PM

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

  • A new method for boosting the learning of mathematics
    on December 23, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? Scientists have developed an intervention to promote the learning of math in school. Named ACE-ArithmEcole, the program is designed to help schoolchildren surpass their intuitions and rely instead on the use of arithmetic principles. More than half (50.5%) of the students who took part in the intervention were able to solve difficult problems, as compared to 29.8% for pupils who followed the standard course of study.

  • Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success
    on December 18, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Whether children will enjoy academic success can be now predicted at birth, a new study suggests. The study found that parents' socioeconomic status and children's inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement.

  • Smaller class sizes not always better for pupils, multinational study shows
    on December 16, 2019 at 1:11 AM

    A new statistical analysis of data from a long-term study on the teaching of mathematics and science has found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement.

  • Students do better in school when they can understand, manage emotions
    on December 12, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores.

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