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March 30, 2013
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After Newtown: A new use for a weapons-detecting radar?

ANN ARBOR — In the weeks after the Connecticut school shooting, as the nation puzzled over how it happened and what might prevent it from happening again, Kamal Sarabandi was listening to the news. Talk turned to giving teachers guns, … Continue reading

December 26, 2012
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A Course in Professional Storytelling

Students who spent the semester learning about communication through storytelling have produced a story bank of narratives detailing their lives, their studies and their appreciation for what the UA’s English department promotes. What does it mean to be a great … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Principal Plays Surprising Role in Why New Teachers Quit

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Why do so many beginning teachers quit the profession or change schools? Surprising new research finds it’s not a heavy workload or lack of resources that has the most significant effect, but instead the relationship between … Continue reading

August 22, 2012
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Doing Science to Teach Science

A summer of research at Berkeley Lab gives high school teachers a jump start on science. High school science teachers face a perennial problem: how to make science real and exciting to their students. But for Berkeley High School teacher … Continue reading

August 13, 2012
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Student Performance Improves When Teachers Given Incentives Upfront

A bonus payment to teachers can improve student academic performance — but only when it is given upfront, on the condition that part of the money must be returned if student performance fails to improve, research at the University of … Continue reading

April 24, 2012
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Preschoolers’ Reading Skills Benefit From One Modest Change by Teachers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A small change in how teachers and parents read aloud to preschoolers may provide a big boost to their reading skills later on, a new study found. That small change involves making specific references to print in … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
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Countries That Best Prepare Math Teachers Share Similarities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Countries that best prepare math teachers meet several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, according to the first international study of what teacher preparation programs are able to accomplish. The study, led by Michigan … Continue reading

November 21, 2011
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Focus on Testing Hurts Students in High School Health Classes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – High school health classes fail to help students refuse sexual advances or endorse safe sex habits when teachers focus primarily on testing knowledge, a new study reveals. But when teachers emphasized learning the material for its own … Continue reading