Education Research

Make Summer School More Like Summer Camp – Education Article

Each summer, students can lose up to three months of learning, according to research collected by the nonprofit think tank, RAND Corporation. And by ninth grade, much of the achievement gap in reading—meaning the difference between the most and least proficient readers—is attributable to the compounding impacts of summer learning loss. That means teachers can spend up to a month in the fall reviewing materials taught the previous school year. This phenomenon, often known as “summer slide,” particularly impacts low-income…

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy – Education Article

Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. You’ve heard about various great neighborhoods from friends; at some point, you start dreaming about putting down roots, maybe even growing a family. You get an email or spot a description on the internet of a place that sounds sweet. One Saturday afternoon, you drive past it, catching a glimpse out the window. Would you buy it without an inspection? Would you buy it without knowing if it had a foundation?…

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This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning – Education Article

Research around the way humans learn is booming these days. Consider viral brain-based teaching trends and explorations of how the act of teaching shapes kids’ brains. Mariale Hardiman, vice dean of academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and and director of Johns Hopkins’ Neuro-Education Initiative. But studying how the brain learns doesn’t necessarily mean memorizing proteins and brain chemistry. Sometimes it’s about empathy—or in the case of some of the latest research coming out of Johns Hopkins,…

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