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Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
on November 8, 2019 at 12:48 PM
New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ability. […]
Rich resources of private schools give pupils educational advantage
on November 5, 2019 at 2:40 AM
Pupils in private schools do significantly better at A-levels compared to those in similar state schools -- according to the first known study into the current performance gap in upper secondary education in England. […]
Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
on November 4, 2019 at 4:29 PM
A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use. […]
One of the most challenging problems in educational policy and practice
on October 31, 2019 at 3:25 PM
Language proficiency has an important influence on learners' ability to answer scientific questions a new study has found. And this is particularly challenging for children from homes where English is not their first language -- now a significant and increasing proportion of classrooms worldwide. […]
Should preschool writing be more communication and less ABCs?
on October 29, 2019 at 5:15 PM
Writing instruction in early education should be about more than letter formation and penmanship, argue researchers who found preschool teachers don't often encourage writing for communication purposes. […]