Students benefit from reading stories accompanied by pictures, according to a brain study by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Researchers found that students better understood stories that included images, compared with audio-only and animated stories.
Some female and minority high-school students are enrolling in programs to increase diversity in artificial intelligence. Data show that about 25% of computer scientists are women, but that figure may be lower in the AI field.
There is no correlation between states that raise academic standards and actual improvements in student achievement, researchers report in the journal Education Next. Researchers say the issue could be related to other factors, including a lack of educational resources or the end of No Child Left Behind.
Educators at a public charter school in Georgia integrate coding lessons across all subjects, writes Fong Ly, who teaches science, technology, engineering and math. In this commentary, he talks about the tools they use, including a lesson that uses Minecraft to teach US history.
Students at an Indiana high school, who are members of the 3D Innovators Club, have programmed a robot to perform tasks alongside a conveyer belt. The students worked to determine whether the robot could use the tools to serve breakfast for their school recently.
Student achievement in some South Carolina rural schools improved after they started using a project-based learning approach from the nonprofit New Tech Network, writes Richard Riley, former US education secretary and South Carolina's former governor. In this commentary, he shares how the approach is helping schools in the state.
Laura Thomas, an elementary library media specialist, suggests that middle- and high-school teachers should consider adopting a strategy more commonly used in elementary-school classrooms -- the morning meeting. In this blog post, she describes how morning meetings can build community and increase cooperation.
A Maryland elementary school is testing the benefits of a group therapy program for students who have experienced trauma, cognitive disorders or anxiety. The 12-week Resilience Builder Program includes lessons in leadership, empathy, problem-solving and stress management.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing criticism from civil rights groups over comments she made before a House committee suggesting that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration. Advocates say the approach violates the US Constitution.
A hydrogel developed by University of Florence chemists is helping remove damaging tape that was placed on ancient artwork and historical documents to repair tears. The gel is made mostly of water with small amounts of organic solvents that lift the tape's adhesive from the paper fibers.
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