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Netflix Is Rebooting Some of Our Favorite 1990s Children’s Shows

The 1990s were a good time for children’s education-themed TV. For the very young, Sesame Street had just been given new life, and for those in elementary school, there were Bill Nye the Science Guy, The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, Ghostwriter, Carmen Sandiego, and Schoolhouse Rock. Science, literature and writing, geography, and math, all packaged […]

No Best Choice for Disabled Students in Voucher States

Under IDEA, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, public schools across the U.S. are required to provide accommodations to those who need them to access one of our most important rights, the right a free and equal education. For some, those accommodations are aides or interpreters. They can be something as simple as a […]

Students Who Face Adversity May Be More Well-Equipped for Success

Franklin and Marshall College, a private liberal arts institution located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is introducing a revolutionary new program that seeks to develop a culture of resilience on campus. The program, called the Mehlman Talent Initiative, will empower students with the strength they need to overcome any obstacle. Franklin and Marshall College alumnus and trustee […]

Researchers Can Predict Reading Ability Through Genetics

Researchers at King’s College London have developed a technique to predict the ability of children to learn to read based on their genetics. They found that certain parts of the DNA align with reading performance, and after comparing the genes of students in the Twins Early Development Study with records of their reading ability, they found […]

More Salad Bars in Schools Only Help If More Kids Use Them

Salads are healthy when they’re prepared well, but even a salad with too much dressing is probably healthier than pizza, right? With that in mind, an initiative called Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools has been working to get more salad bars into primary and secondary schools. As a result, about 50 percent of high […]

Schools Starting to Stock Opioid Overdose Antidote

It’s an unfortunate sign of the times and a reflection of a growing crisis. School nurses’ medicine cabinets contain all sorts of remedies for minor bruises, headaches, and allergic reactions—and now in some schools, those nurses also have naloxone. Naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses, can and does save lives. But […]

Unlikely Allies Join Fight Against Trump School Choice Plan

You know an initiative is really unpopular when a flaming liberal senator and ultra-conservative think tanks are on the same side. That’s what’s happening with the private school choice policies advocated by the Trump administration. President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal would cut the Department of Education budget by $9 billion while adding an extra […]

Researchers Offer Tips for Improving College Freshman Retention

In the United States, college freshmen have about a 68 percent retention rate, meaning that about 3 out of every 10 students doesn’t return to the same university for their second year. Some move on to other schools, while others simply leave higher education altogether, permanently or for a short period. But universities are, understandably, […]

Video Game Players Help Researchers Understand Skill Development

A pair of studies from Brown University has investigated how video game players develop their skills, and that could have a benefit for students and teachers. The study looked at two very different games, the shooter Halo: Reach, and the strategy game StarCraft 2. “The great thing about game data is that it’s naturalistic, there’s […]

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