Research: There is clear and consistent evidence that writing instruction has some of the largest impacts on reading comprehension and in education more broadly.

Writing to Read: Parallel and Independent Contributions of Writing Research to the Science of Reading by Adrea J. Truckenmiller and Brennan W. Chandler When considering instructional activities to support students’ reading development, writing instruction might not be the first thing that comes to educators’ minds. In a practical sense, there are few structural facilitators of writing instruction compared to the…

Board but Not Boring – Cole Wehrle’s board games don’t just teach you history—they make you live it.

By Luke Winkie for Slate Cole Wehrle dreams of someday making a board game about Reconstruction. The 38-year-old designer has tinkered with a number of different prototypes over the years, but invariably he finds himself stymied by the same obstacle. Sure, table games have simulated the Civil War for decades, but its catastrophic aftermath—where an apartheid state reconstituted itself from…

How Schools Can Turn the Solar Eclipse Into an Unforgettable Science Lesson

By Elizabeth Heubeck for Education Week If the weather cooperates, science students of all ages could be in for quite a show on April 8. The first sign will be a sudden temperature drop. The sky will darken, and winds will shift. A dark shadow will appear on the horizon. Faint waves of light may waft across the ground. A…

Indigenous Youth Are Using Coding and AI to Save Native Language

A wide grin spread across Niesha Marshall’s face as she watched the purple go-kart zip across her computer screen. It worked. The game worked. “I was really proud of myself…I just couldn’t believe it, that I created this AI,” she said. It was the summer of 2021 and Niesha, then 13, moved to campus just three weeks earlier knowing almost…

What’s the Secret to a Long, Healthy Life? Staying in School, a Study Finds

Keeping children in school could literally lengthen their lives as adults, according to a massive international research analysis published this week in the journal The Lancet Public Health. An international team of researchers analyzed more than 40 years of data on adult mortality from more than 600 studies in 59 countries, including the United States. They controlled for adults’ age,…

Study shows cycling programs in middle schools a win for mental health

by: Ron Johnson for Momentum Magazine In a time when concerns about teenagers’ mental health are growing, a recent study conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University has shed light on a heartening solution – in-school cycling programs. This comprehensive study, encompassing over 1,200 middle school students, has revealed a connection between these programs and an enhancement in psychosocial well-being….