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Scholars Link Urban Neighborhood Conditions to Academic Achievement

In recent years, a number of scholars, theorists and professors have begun to acknowledge the link between urban neighborhoods and academic achievement. Understanding this link is important because research suggests that students who live and go school in urban neighborhoods are more likely to receive poor grades, less likely to graduate and more likely to end living in poverty ( 278 more words

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Where the tactile experience of writing longhand beats the keyboard...

Further to the proposition that learning is more effective when all the senses are engaged, a recent study underlined the importance of the tactile experience of longhand writing in the retention of ideas. 79 more words


Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD | BBC News

Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils’ performance, according to a global study from the OECD. The think tank says frequent use of computers in schools is more likely to be associated with lower results.

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Study: Students Perform Worse In Schools With Large Black Populations

WASHINGTON (CBSDC)– Students who attend schools with large black populations tend to perform worse academically compared to schools with a lower density of black students, according to a new report. 419 more words


A TPACK-based Approach for Effective Integration of Technology

Much has been written about the appropriate ways to integrate technology into learning in ways that inform choice and improve learning performance. This Venn diagram explores the relationships that have to be serviced to allow the learner to maximise their potential.. 55 more words


Teachers hired in recessions get better results, says US study | BBC News

Teachers recruited during a recession and a tougher jobs market are more likely to get better results for their pupils, says a study. The researchers say in an economic decline, with pressure on employment, teaching attracts more talented staff.

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Helping Students Overcome Test Anxiety

Though the fall semester is just beginning, my mind is already focused on midterms and final exams. More specifically, I am reflecting on past students’ fears and frustrations about tests. 452 more words