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We wanted to find out how much classroom factors had to do with why some twins did better than others at school. from shutterstock.com

Don’t blame the teacher: student results are (mostly) out of their hands

Previous research suggests teacher quality accounts for up to 30% of the reason some students get better marks than others. Our research on twin pairs turns that on its head.
Research shows that students who take detailed notes do better in class. VGstockstudio/Shutterstock.com

7 tips on how to take better notes

Looking to earn good grades? Good notes could help, an expert says.
Actress Felicity Huffman was one of the celebrities involved in the recent US college admissions scandal. Etienne Laurent/AAP

Aussie parents are under pressure to buy their kids academic advantage too

Caregivers using privilege to buy their children's way into, and through, education is not a Hollywood anomaly, nor the domain of elites. The middle class have been doing it in Australia for decades.
Students of both genders carry around stereotypes about school achievement. Children image via www.shutterstock.com.

Stereotypes can hold boys back in school, too

Recent research raised concerns about girls' stereotypes on their gender's lack of 'brilliance.' But an overlooked finding suggests boys also hold hindering stereotypes about themselves in school.
When should you let your gifted child skip grades? Children image via www.shutterstock.com

Should I grade-skip my gifted child?

About two out of seven children are likely bored in their classrooms, as they aren't learning much that is new. Should these children skip grades? What's the evidence on grade-skipping?

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