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Quality of schools is critical for economic growth in developing countries, Stanford expert says

Stanford economist Eric Hanushek said that a country's economic growth is directly based on the cognitive skills of the population, or the "knowledge capital" of a nation.

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Shielding a few students from stereotypes benefits everyone's grades, Stanford research shows

Students received higher grades just from being in classrooms with African Americans who participated in a psychological experiment aimed at reducing the impact of negative stereotypes.

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Stanford study suggests academic benefits to ethnic studies courses

New research shows gains in attendance, GPA of at-risk high school students from incorporating culturally relevant pedagogy.

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Research shows how children can enjoy and succeed in math, Stanford expert says

Stanford Professor Jo Boaler says that research findings show how all students can learn to enjoy math and achieve at high levels without suffering from fear or failure.

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Textbooks inaccurately present science on climate change as uncertain and doubtful, Stanford research shows

Stanford research shows that some California science textbooks by major publishers portray climate change as a debate over different opinions rather than as scientific fact.

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Stanford, other institutions to offer new 'Coalition Application'

The coalition's goal is to recast the admission process, broaden access and encourage a "college-going mindset" for all students beginning their freshman year in high school.

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Stanford scholar suggests ways to craft more effective homework assignments

Stanford education expert Denise Pope says that the quality of a homework assignment  can have a significant impact on student achievement and health.  

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Stanford study indicates school meals may expose children to unsafe levels of BPA

Researcher finds that school meals can contain unsafe levels of a toxic chemical, putting low-income students particularly at risk.

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Stanford research shows how to improve students' critical thinking about scientific evidence

Physicists at Stanford and the University of British Columbia have found that encouraging students to repeatedly make decisions about data collected during introductory lab courses improves their critical thinking skills.

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Stanford students create apps to tackle learning challenges

Students in the Learning, Design, and Technology program at the Graduate School of Education analyze learning problems and then design solutions in yearlong master's projects.