The Answer Sheet: Educational Research

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/14/2014

And now, the Bunkum Awards (you wouldn’t want to win)

They are given for educational research, and they aren’t awards you’d want to win.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Educational Research

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Study techniques that work -- and (surprisingly) don't

Is cramming before a test better than not studying at all? Is underlining material a good way to retain information? The answers may surprise you.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Educational Research, Not So Much, Rereading, Study Skills

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013

How distracting are laptops in class?

More than you might think, according to new research. Daniel Willingham discusses.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Educational Research, Educational Technology, How Distracting Are They?

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/19/2011

New report on educational productivity: a waste of resources?

It's hard to argue with the general notion in a new report about educational productivity released today that says -- are you surprised -- that we waste a lot of money. But beyond that, I'm trying to figure out what else of value the report offers. Help.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accountability, Accountability | Tags:  center for american progress, education, educational productivity, educational research, productivity, research and education

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010

New analysis of achievement gap: ½ x ½ = 1½

David Berliner, a prominent education researcher, writes about new data and analysis showing that when it comes to student achievement, family resources are important, school resources are important and the joint effect of the social and fiscal resources found in families and schools appears to be much greater than either alone.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  arizona state university, coleman report, coleman report and 1960s, david berliner, educational research, effects on student achievement, how much does school affect student achievement?, parental influence and student achievement, standard deviations