Study Finds Government Policies Push Schools to Prioritize Creating Better Test-Takers Over Better People
Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to new research.
Researchers found preschool teachers don’t often encourage writing for communication purposes. Should writing instruction in early education be more than letter formation and penmanship?
School districts may be flagged as over-identifying students of color as having disabilities when other factors, such as achievement gaps, may explain these disparities.
Researchers bring together 18 language-intervention research and empirical studies that address the word gap, the inequities in early experience with language that can place some children at a disadvantage.
A world first review of the importance of nature play could transform children’s play spaces, supporting investment in city and urban parks, while also delivering important opportunities for children’s physical, social and emotional development.
Most early childhood instructional alignment initiatives focus on the use of curricula, instructional practices, learning standards and assessments. But is it enough?
Researchers oversaw a new system of maths learning whose purpose is to promote the use of arithmetic formulas at an early age. After a year, they observed a leap in students’ performance.