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Multitasking Increases Study Time, Lowers Grades

Scan a college classroom these days and you are just as likely to see students texting and surfing the Web as taking notes. Many students...

Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more

Removing pressure from medical school while teaching students skills to manage stress and bounce back from adversity improves their mental health and boosts their...

Science behind bars

In 2013, the Justice Department reported that incarcerated inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison...

Face It: Instagram Pictures With Faces are More Popular

Like them or not, there’s more proof that selfies aren’t going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked...

Simple changes to homework improved student learning

Modifying homework procedures improved outcomes without altering curriculum A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn...

Who’s afraid of math? Study finds some genetic factors

A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only because of negative experiences,...

Students vindicated? Research shows pitfalls of homework

A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter. "Our...

Lots of ‘brain waste’ among highly educated immigrants

Many highly educated immigrants coming to the U.S. without a job lined up have been unable to find work at their level of education,...

Online Gaming Effective in Teaching Civics Education

Can playing online video games help students learn civics education? According to Baylor University researchers, the answer is yes. Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

Adjusting GPAs: A Statistician’s Effort to Tackle Grade Inflation

Nearly two decades ago, Texas A&M University statistician Valen E. Johnson found himself in the trenches of one of the most contentious fights in higher education:...

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