What role do principals play in improving teaching and student achievement? (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief  with – amongst others – this report: A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences has found that an intensive approach to helping principals improve their leadership practices did not improve student achievement or change principal practices as intended. The study looked at the effectiveness of a professional… Read More What role do principals play in improving teaching and student achievement? (Best Evidence in Brief)

Again: brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability (new study)

It is topic often discussed, but the evidence is getting quite big: girls aren’t worse – or better – in mathematics than boys. The irony is that imho this study is relevant by adding support to previous findings, but the sample – as with many brain studies – is rather low. From the press release:… Read More Again: brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability (new study)