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Reporter Sarah D. Sparks covers education research and tracks education happenings in Idaho, Maine, South Carolina, and Tennessee. She blogs at Inside School Research.
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 OECD study finds that U.S. teachers spend significantly more hours per week working than their international peers and have have fewer opportunities for cross-classroom collaboration.

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 The "fun" math activities that 1st grade teachers often rely on to engage struggling learners—such as music, movement, and manipulative toys—do not help and sometimes even hinder students' learning, finds a new study in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

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 Working with other students in high-risk courses like first-year science and mathematics classes, be it in peer study sessions or supplemental instruction from older students, is associated with higher average grades, lower failure and grade-retention rates, lower dropout rates and higher graduation rates, according to a new analysis in the Review of Educational Research.

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