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Neuroscientists have found that curious students learn better because their brain activity changes in ways that help them retain new information. Now researchers are testing ways to encourage that curiosity — for example, by encouraging teachers to model inquisitive behavior.

Piqued: The case for curiosity

Scientists are discovering that curious learners from low-income households perform as well as affluent students

Ex-slave and American abolitionist Frederick Douglass (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) (1817 - 1895) as a young man, 1848. He became the first black man to be received at the White House, by President Abraham Lincoln.

Education unfits us for slavery; we need to protect the Department of Education

The new White House proposal to merge the Departments of Education and Labor views students only as workers

The route school buses can take toward racial equity

A Washington, D.C. public transportation program can be a national model

Behind the Latino college degree gap

Latinos are the least likely ethnic or racial group to get a college education, new report says

Should taxpayers and schools invest in ‘growth mindset’ programs?

A team of researchers found "small" academic benefits from programs to persuade students that intelligence can grow

We need an education commission to take a critical look at private schools

A new study finds another failing voucher program, exposing failings of certain schools

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Money makes the difference for kindergarteners in the summer

Rising income inequality is exacerbating gaps in how we invest in children

Some teachers are trading red grading pens like this one for video feedback. There’s evidence that video grading does more to motivate students than written edits — and it can also save teachers time.

Has video killed the red grading pen?

Teachers are experimenting with video feedback as a replacement for traditional written mark-ups

Students at a charter school near Washington, D.C.

Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching

Rules for black girls abound, and provide more opportunity for punishment

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