Most U.S. social studies teachers feel unprepared to teach civic learning

Only one in five social studies teachers in U.S. public schools report feeling very well prepared to support students’ civic learning, saying they need additional aid with instructional materials, professional development and training, according to a RAND Corporation survey. “These findings are concerning,” said Laura Hamilton, lead author of the report and adjunct behavioral scientist […]

What are schools doing to feed students during COVID-19-related closures?

AUDIO: A nationwide assessment of child nutrition administrative agencies’ initial responses to meal service provision during COVID-19 pandemic-related school closures, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior view more  Credit: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Philadelphia, December 8, 2020 – As schools across the United States are grappling with remote and hybrid learning […]

COVID-19 in Victorian schools and childcare mainly driven by community transmission

News at a Glance: Analysis of Victorian data by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute suggests that COVID-19 cases in schools and childcare were mainly driven by community transmission 373 students possibly acquired COVID-19 via a school or early childhood education centre The COVID-19 in Victorian Schools Report recommends prioritising opening schools and childcare for […]

High achievement cultures may kill students’ interest in math — especially for girls

A new study in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that high national math achievement combined with societal pressures may contribute to how well girls and boys like math. Past research has shown that achievement-driven cultures frequently correlate with less enthusiasm for learning subjects like math. This study of over 500,000 eighth graders from 50 countries is […]

A brief pilot intervention enhances preschoolers’ self-regulation and food liking

AUDIO: Lead investigator Sara A. Schmitt, PhD, Purdue University, reports that an intervention using mindfulness training and engaging in classroom-based games can influence self-regulation and food liking for fruits and vegetables… view more  Credit: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Philadelphia, November 6, 2020 – Mindfulness training and engaging in classroom-based games can influence self-regulation and […]

Starting kindergarten on the right foot

Everything you ever really needed to know you learned back in kindergarten – that old saying gets some scientific support in a new study by researchers at Canada’s Université de Montréal and Université Sainte-Anne. “We’ve known for years that getting off to a good start in kindergarten leads to better achievement over the long-term,” said […]

Only 7% of US school districts in poorer, ethnic minority populations to reopen this fall

US schools in poor districts with large non-white student populations are less likely to reopen fully this academic year, according to a major new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of School Choice. The data suggests race and deprivation are significant factors influencing education decisions during the pandemic. The findings are based on an analysis […]