Archaeologists exploring caves in Indonesia have discovered a wall painting that could be the oldest figurative painting ever found. It depicts ... a cow. Despite the humble subject matter, the painting
Our children aren’t being taught to read in ways that line up with what scientists have discovered about how people actually learn. It’s a problem that has been hiding in plain sight for decades. According
Last month, 46 university officials in the United Kingdom have written to the UK Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, calling for a ban on companies offering essays for sale. These companies,
Any academic boost from preschool fades out after a few years. Surprisingly, it still has lifelong effects. There’s a bizarre-seeming paradox sitting at the heart of research into early childhood education.
We live in a time of tribes. Not of ideologies, parties, groups, or beliefs—these don’t convey the same impregnability of political fortifications, or the yawning chasms between them. American politics
Since No Child Left Behind first rumbled onto the scene, the use of a Big Standardized Test to drive accountability and measure success has been a fundamental piece of education reform. But recently, education
Replacing blackboards with interactive whiteboards was a waste of money which did not help pupils’ learning, the Education Secretary has said. Damian Hinds is today urging headteachers to embrace modern
The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of
“The idea that some of us are ‘math people’ and some are not is a myth that pervades Western society,” Jo Boaler, a professor of math education at Stanford University, writes in a revealing new study.
The oldest stone tools outside Africa have been discovered in western China, scientists reported on Wednesday. Made by ancient members of the human lineage, called hominins, the chipped rocks are estimated
Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to. They would bring two kids,