What will be the effect of school closures for weeks or months?

In our country schools have already been suspended until April 3 – and then the Easter holidays will follow. It is still uncertain what will happen after the Easter holidays. Many countries are now in the same situation But what are the effects of such a period without a lesson? We are in unprecedented territory and I… Read More What will be the effect of school closures for weeks or months?

The impact of increasing education spending: a study in seven states (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief, with several interesting studies. This one was new for me: A recent study published in the Journal of Economics examined the effects of increasing education spending on student achievement in more than 3,000 diverse districts in seven states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. Money for the… Read More The impact of increasing education spending: a study in seven states (Best Evidence in Brief)

New meta-analysis and review study confirms the value of family meals

Maybe it’s a bit ironic in the current circumstances, but a new meta-analysis published in The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) builds on years of previous research studies and demonstrates the value of family meals. The news is shared by an organization that promotes families eating together, but the study is published in… Read More New meta-analysis and review study confirms the value of family meals