A poster on the wall of the International Centre for Sexual Reproductive Rights, an NGO based in Minna, Nigeria.
The story of how Nigeria and Mississippi implemented comprehensive sexual education programs despite local opposition offers important lessons about how to boost adolescent sexual health.
Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science, researchers say.
Stereotypes may discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers, but research suggests several ways that parents and teachers can turn things around.
Schools are seeing declines in refugee children under the Trump administration.
The steep decline in refugee children in US schools will lessen the nation's ability to produce students who possess the skills of global citizenship, a researcher argues.
Should schools be charged large sums to teach students about space science?
Will new communications licensing costs make small satellites so expensive that they can't be used for student education?
Teachers and students wave to motorists in Peoria, Ariz.
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Yes, money is one big reason. But teachers also just want to be heard like everyone else and are using methods that have been shown to be effective.
Demonstrators in front of the White House protest inaction on gun control.
A recent cut to federal funding for school safety research could hurt efforts to make schools more secure, a scholar warns.
Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Asian-Americans are extremely diverse. Fear of giving the government personal data may make it more difficult to provide the right educational, health care and other services to specific populations.
Efforts to ban school suspensions to reduce racial disparities are on the rise, but experts warn they could backfire.
Some school districts are moving to cut back on the use of suspensions. But if school discipline reforms are not implemented in a thoughtful way, classrooms may become harder to manage.
Hundreds of students protesting gun violence marched to the Minnesota State Capitol on March 7, 2018.
As part of preparing students to live in a democracy, schools should teach students how to engage in political dissent, a philosophy of education scholar argues.
Research shows that carrying a gun for self-defense comes with a host of risks.
While President Donald Trump suggests arming teachers would be a good way to stop school shootings, research shows that carrying firearms comes with a host of troublesome risks.
Students at an Atlanta elementary school prep for upcoming state standardized tests.
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Standardized test scores drive many of our decisions about students, teachers and school districts. But research shows that the results are highly predictable, in a bad way.
Ella Russell, a second grade student at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, works on an e-book during class.
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Textbooks were once a major piece of educational infrastructure. But as digital content expands, a new kind of 'textbook' is improving the quality of K-12 instruction.
In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
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Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
A student in Cape Coast solves a math problem.
By embracing a style beyond the typical classroom lecture, math education can serve all of our students better.
A student learns to operate a mill in an advanced precision machining class.
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The Trump administration's cuts to social programs like career and technical education would deal a blow to its efforts to boost economic growth.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump participate in a round-table discussion during a visit to Saint Andrew Catholic School in Miami.
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The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
Too sick to attend school in person, but perfectly able to participate with a robot’s help.
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Students with chronic illness often get only a few hours of education a week. Telepresence robots could let them participate fully in classroom and school activities.
Some say coddled kids need to be taught how to persevere through setbacks and disappointments.
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One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what's even meant by 'grit'? And what if grit means something different for everyone?
The second half of the 20th century saw explosive economic growth and also a huge increase in universities – new research shows the two are related.
Summer camps are popular in the States, so why don’t Aussie kids adopt the practice?
Summer camps popular in the US are said to stop the summer "learning slide", which is particularly important for low socio-economic children. But camps can also be quite expensive. So should we adopt the practice here?