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STEM Education News
December 11, 2019

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

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 ... read more

Report Cards on Women in STEM Fields Finds Much Room for Improvement

Data from a four-year study of institutional 'report cards' suggest that although a growing number of women are training in the sciences, efforts to promote and maintain women in more senior ... read more

Education May Be Key to a Healthier, Wealthier US

A first-of-its-kind study estimate the economic value of education for better health and longevity. The new study finds that the reduced disability and longer lives among the more educated are worth ... read more
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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 ... read more

Applying Biodiversity Conservation Research in Practice

One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is ... read more

Quitting Facebook Could Boost Exam Results

In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their exam results if they devoted less time to Facebook and other social ... read more

Domestic Violence: Impact of Educational Sabotage

A new study focuses on an overlooked form of psychological abuse -- educational sabotage. Educational sabotage is a form of coercive control that directly affects a survivor's efforts to obtain ... read more

African American Bachelor's Degrees See Growth, Behind in Physical Sciences, Engineering

African Americans are seeing growth in engineering and physical sciences but are not progressing at the same rate when compared to the general population. A report examined the number of ... read more

Disability Categories in Education Were Redefined to Exclude Minorities, Study Shows

A new study shows how a large school district redefined disability categories to keep minorities out of most supported special ed categories, when forced to integrate. The study also defines practice ... read more

Positive Lab Environment Critical for Undergraduate Success in Research, Study Shows

A recent study found that more than half of life sciences students who participated in the study considered leaving their undergraduate research experience. Ultimately, more than half decided to ... read more

Texas' Strategic Goal for Students' Debt Burden Shows Potential Promise and Pitfalls

College students in Texas who graduated from public universities with a bachelor's degree had, on average, student loan debts that equaled 74% of what they earned in their first-year wages, ... read more

Professors Need to Be Entertaining to Prevent Students from Watching YouTube in Class

Students think it is instructors' responsibility to ensure they don't surf the web in class, according to a new ... read more

Monitoring Educational Equity

A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the US education system, says a new report. Indicators -- measures used ... read more

Teachers Predict Pupil Success Just as Well as Exam Scores

New research finds that teacher assessments are equally as reliable as standardized exams at predicting educational ... read more

Highly Qualified Staff at State Preschools Overcome Private Sector Staffing Advantage

Staff who are better qualified and trained maintain the quality of state-funded preschools, to some extent making up for the larger number of children per staff member in comparison to private and ... read more

Low-Cost Intervention Boosts Undergraduate Interest in Computer Science

A recent study finds that an online intervention taking less than 30 minutes significantly increased interest in computer science for both male and female undergraduate students. However, when it ... read more

Want Black Women Students to Stay in STEM? Help Them Find Role Models Who Look Like Them

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role ... read more

Climate Change Could Undermine Children's Education and Development in the Tropics

A new study concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary ... read more

Racial Bias Associated With Disparities in Disciplinary Action Across US Schools

Across US counties, black students experience higher rates of suspension, expulsion, in-school arrests and law enforcement referrals than whites, according to a new ... read more

What Americans Know About Science

Americans with more formal education fare better on science-related questions, while Republicans and Democrats are roughly similar in their overall levels of science knowledge, according to a new ... read more

Stricter US State Gun Laws Linked to Safer High Schools

Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, a new study has found. Strengthening gun laws at state level was associated with teens being less likely to ... read more

How Economic Inequality Shapes Mobility Expectations and Behavior in Disadvantaged Youth

By integrating the methods and techniques of economics and psychology, an inventive framework reveals how rising economic inequality can weaken the motivating belief that achieving socioeconomic ... read more

As Genetic Data Expand, Researchers Urge Caution in How Predictors of Education Outcomes Are Used

Authors of a new review article warn that as the predictive power of genes tied to learning and educational outcomes increases and access to genetic data expands, researchers, educators, and ... read more

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