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Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

Students are able to engage more with large print books than other reading materials, according to a new study from Project Tomorrow and Gale.

Students Less Insecure About School Safety Than Their Parents

A wide-ranging survey on a multitude of education topics among adults and high schoolers found that the students viewed school safety differently from their parents.

Developing Methods to Narrow the Achievement Gap

A new study from the Learning Policy Institute provides insights into how seven “positive outlier” school districts in California were able to close the opportunity gap.

Teens Hit Social Media for News

While teens consider it important to follow current events, they prefer to get their news from social media rather than from news organizations.

States Adopting New Mindset on Assessments

Even as many states are backing away from high-stakes testing in math and English language arts that take place at the end of the school year, that doesn't necessarily mean they're "backsliding," according to a new report. Rather than "rolling back" advancements in test quality, accessibility and rigor under the weight of political pressures or demands for reductions in time spent on testing, some states are reforming their approach to assessment in innovative ways.

Teachers Pushing Harder on Algebra and Functions

Of five major content areas covered in math classes — numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data and statistics, and algebra and functions — teachers are putting a bigger emphasis particularly on algebra and functions in math class beyond what they were doing a dozen years earlier. And in science, students are discussing the kinds of problems engineers solve more frequently.

Amazon Announces Alexa Skills Challenge

Amazon is looking to foster innovation in voice technology in education through a new contest focused on creating Alexa skills.

Kids More Likely to Look Online for Help than Ask Parents

New research has found that kids around the world were more likely to look online than ask parents for help with school work. Globally, three-quarters of parents said their children would turn to the internet first.

How Educators Consult on Evidence-Based Interventions

A new survey finds teachers and principals are most likely to rely on the applicability of evidence-based intervention strategies targeted toward the needs of their students to determine the best supports to address their academic and nonacademic challenges.

Number of Female Students, Students of Color Tackling Computer Science AP on the Rise

The College Board has released some preliminary data on the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles assessment for 2019. Three years after the launch of the course and its exam, according to the nonprofit, participation has more than doubled. Over the same period, the number of female students and students of color tackling AP CSP also more than doubled.

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