Kindergartners from low-income families spent more than six hours a day in front of screens during two early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small Ohio study suggests. That is nearly double the screen time found before the pandemic in similar children, according to other research.
Geoscientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and Istanbul Technical University have discovered a new process in plate tectonics which shows that tremendous damage occurs to areas of Earth's crust long before it should be geologically altered by known plate-boundary processes, highlighting the need to amend current understandings of the planet's tectonic cycle.
A study from the University of Kansas interviewed students with disabilities about their experiences with pandemic education. They found the students relied on their own resilience, and advocated for themselves, displaying a strengths-based approach that could serve as a model for all students following the pandemic.
About 42% of rural school districts in the U.S. offered fully in-person instruction as of February, compared with only 17% for urban districts, according to a new RAND Corporation survey of school district leaders. The opposite pattern held for fully remote learning: 29% of urban districts offered fully remote instruction compared with 10% of rural districts and 18% of suburban districts.
The first nationwide study of outcomes for different gifted subgroups shows the programs may not be adequately serving their Black and low-income students.
Log on to any app store, and parents will find hundreds of options for children that claim to be educational. But new Penn State research suggests these apps might not be as beneficial to children as they seem.
Helping parents with depression or anxiety also improves their ability to engage in potentially 'protective' forms of play with their children, which can reduce the risk of behavioural problems. Researchers analysed video footage of mother-toddler pairs for make-believe play, which helps young children to develop key social and emotional skills. Toddlers whose mothers had lower depression or anxiety engaged in this form of play more and showed fewer signs of behavioural problems two years later.
A new study published in the British Journal of Educational Technology has identified the different needs of students across primary, middle, and high school related to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New journal volume proves that research practice partnerships (RPPs), long-term collaborations between researchers, policy makers and practitioners, actually improves early childhood education.
People living with a child who attends school in-person have an increased risk of reporting evidence of COVID-19, but teacher masking, symptom screening, and other mitigation measures in schools may be able to minimize that excess risk, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.