Digital Education

Students in Julie Needham’s third-grade class work on individual lessons on laptops. (Photo by Jackie Mader)

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

Teachers and students aren't using all the pricey software that school budgets buy, researchers say

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

Focus on graduation requirements and grades distracted from teaching reforms, researchers say

Putting an ed tech darling in context

New research study finds more modest benefits to a Mooresville, N.C., laptop program that was once lauded as a national model

How artificial intelligence could help teachers do a better job

In an experiment, researchers built an algorithmic teacher observer for analyzing the quality of instruction

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

Are educational videos leaving low-income students behind?

High-income kids seem to benefit more from educational videos more than low-income kids, study shows

Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy.

Cheaper human tutors can be highly effective, studies show

Good tutors use step-by-step methods

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How to help students avoid the remedial ed trap

A new study highlights some promising reforms but also points out obstacles

Counting your way to a college A

University of Michigan professors award many more A's under new grading system

Can sadness be good for reading?

Developers of educational software look at links between emotions and learning

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