Eighth-grade students who are “algebra ready” and take an online Algebra I course because their schools do not offer the class, outperform their peers in algebra knowledge and are twice as likely to take advanced mathematics classes in high school. This according to a rigorous new federally funded study conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI).
EDC’s Shari Kessel Schneider discusses the prevalence of teens sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages (sexting). Her comments are based on the results of the biannual MetroWest (MA) Adolescent Health Survey funded by the MetroWest Health Foundation.
High school students who are victims of cyberbullying and school bullying are more likely to report elevated mental distress and lower school performance, according to a study conducted by EDC researchers to be published online November 17 by the American Journal of Public Health.
EDC researcher Shari Kessel discusses the findings of a new study that compares cyberbullying and school bullying and their associations with psychological distress among high school students in MetroWest Boston (read the EDC press release). The study, funded by the MetroWest Health Foundation, is published in the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
Shari Kessel Schneider discusses EDC research on the sending of explicit text messages (“sexting”) by teens who took part in the MetroWest (MA) Adolescent Health Survey. The biannual survey is funded by the MetroWest Health Foundation.
EDC has been selected by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start (OHS), to receive $16 million over four years to lead its National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations. EDC will partner with Case Western Reserve University and The Finance Project to strengthen the management and fiscal practices of hundreds of Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout the country.
A new report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, Districts Developing Leaders: Lessons on Consumer Actions and Program Approaches from Eight Urban Districts, examines the efforts of school systems to design or redesign leadership preparation programs.
Amy Aparicio Clark visited Brawley, California, to get feedback on El sexo puede esperar (Saving Sex for Later), a program that promotes positive
parenting practices among families with young adolescents.
EDC has won a five-year, $10.5-million award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to run the National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness as a partner with Bank Street College of Education.
EDC has received more than $5.6 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research and develop programs to boost the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
To help school and district officials better understand when bullying is or is not reported, researchers from the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands examined data from a national crime victimization survey and identified 11 characteristics associated with bullying that are tied to increased reporting.
Teachers who took professional development courses online improved their teaching practices and subject knowledge, and produced learning gains for their students. This according to a new study released by e-Learning for Educators, a 10-state consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Teach program and led by Alabama Public Television.
The U.S. Department of Education will extend to 2012 its contract with Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), to operate the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI), one of 10 such labs across the country. Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, REL-NEI is administered by EDC in partnership with Learning Innovations at WestEd and American Institutes for Research.
The Boston Science Partnership, funded with $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation, has provided advanced science courses to teachers that enhance leadership opportunities, disseminate best teaching practices, and help to create a vibrant learning community.