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Scientists Bring New Rigor to Education Research

Researchers are using tools borrowed from medicine and economics to figure out what works best in the classroom. But the results aren't making it into schools

July 15, 2014 — Barbara Kantrowitz

Walking to School with the Police

Do you see this picture? If you look closely enough you can see my adorable children and lovely wife. And they are doing something remarkable: They are walking — walking to school.

October 11, 2013 — Scott Huler
Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD?

Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD?

In 1970, 150,000 U.S. children were taking stimulant medications. By 2007, that number had risen to 2.7 million, according to pediatrician Sanford Newmark of the University of California, San Francisco.

February 13, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.

November 6, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
The Making of a Mathematical Mind: 1 Step at a Time

The Making of a Mathematical Mind: 1 Step at a Time

One time when I was in the third grade, I got sick and missed a week of school. My dad wanted me to keep up with my schoolwork, so he brought my assignments and books home.

August 15, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Stop Lecturing Me

At the college level, the evidence is clear: science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively

July 15, 2014 — Carl Wieman
A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

Source: from Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology by Adrian Giordani on the Guest Blog Credit: Image courtesy of Alexander Ziegler Whether you dissected an earthworm, frog, cat or fetal pig in a science class during your childhood, you probably remember the stuffy smell of formalin that hovered around your classroom and tagged along with [...]

January 28, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Copyright Crash-Course for Visual Artists

Copyright Crash-Course for Visual Artists

Understanding copyright law is essential for visual artists. At the Guild of Natural Science Illustrator’s conference last week in Boulder, CO Viva Moffat ran a workshop on contracts and copyright which was packed to the gills.

July 23, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios