Survey: Parents aren’t sure about school in the fall

A new survey shows a majority of parents will likely send their kids back to school this fall and support measures to help keep kids safe from COVID-19.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents viruses childrens-health surveys featured society-and-culture decisions

How schools criminalize Black students

Schools play a role in the criminalization of Black students by punishing them more than white peers and diminishing their opportunities, an expert says.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education bias racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Better grades aren’t why more guys do STEM

Women with better grades are still less likely to major in physics, engineering, and computer science, whereas less-qualified men are jumping in, find researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education higher-education gender stem jobs science-and-technology college-students

Solo 8: See this cheaper robot creature jump

A new robot called Solo 8 is open-source and inexpensive, but it can pull off a lot of the tricks of costlier robots.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education robots research movement featured science-and-technology

Reopening schools requires major caution

Experts call for large-scale viral testing in children, contract tracing, and other actions to avoid compounding the COVID-19 crisis as schools reopen.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education covid-19 childrens-health featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine medical-tests

Some youth programs may benefit the next generation, too

"By investing in kids now and continuing to invest in them, we could be making generations to come more resilient..."

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education parents childrens-health society-and-culture

To make STEM more diverse, change general chemistry?

STEM students from underrepresented groups consistently get lower grades in intro chemistry courses, research finds. That gap has major consequences.

James Urton-Washington • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education chemistry stem society-and-culture college-students race-and-ethnicity

Teen reading skills may explain college gender gap

Why do more women than men enroll in education after high school? Differences in teen reading skills may shed light on the college gender gap.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education gender reading teens society-and-culture

Teaching computers to teach boosts intelligent tutor systems

Intelligent tutoring systems can boost learning, but are difficult to create. A new method may simplify things so much that teachers could make their own.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education artificial-intelligence learning computers science-and-technology teachers

Teaching computers to teach boosts intelligent tutor systems

Intelligent tutoring systems can boost learning, but are difficult to create. A new method may simplify things so much that teachers could make their own.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education artificial-intelligence learning computers science-and-technology teachers

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