2 of 5 parents faced depression as school came home

A new survey of parents educating kids at home during COVID-19, half said they felt overwhelmed and one in four felt they didn't have resources they needed.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents stress childrens-health society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Sex ed before ‘first sex’ may prevent teen pregnancy

New findings affirm that early sex ed before "first sex" can protect the sexual health of Black teen guys and their partners.

WaunShae Blount - Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education teenagers sex sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine birth-control

When teachers are stressed, students face more discipline

"If we want to make schools a positive place for student learning, we first need to ensure it is a positive workplace for teachers."

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education stress society-and-culture teachers

Expert: COVID makes STEM education gaps more dire

With the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure every child has access to a quality STEM education is even more difficult. But there are reasons to be hopeful, too.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education science-and-technology society-and-culture socioeconomic-status stem-careers race-and-ethnicity

Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity standardized-testing

Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity standardized-testing

Survey: Only 33% of Americans think return to school is safe

Americans' support for returning to in-person classes varies by gender, ethnicity, and political affiliation, a new survey shows.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents childrens-health surveys featured health-and-medicine

How tech can keep virtual music class pitch perfect

A variety of online technologies and music-making software will help educators set the stage for virtual music class and performances, one expert says.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education covid-19 music society-and-culture

Students who get homework answers online do worse on tests

The ease with which students can find answers to homework assignments online is hurting their retention and their grades, a new study finds.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education mobile-devices featured society-and-culture college-students

How to prep anxious kids to go back to school

An expert breaks down how parents can help kids stressed about the pandemic get back to school while watching for signs of emotional distress.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents anxiety stress childrens-health emotions featured health-and-medicine

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