Educational Psychology

A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate

Reuters: (Reuters) First generation college students get lower grades and are more likely to drop out – an “achievement gap” that threatens efforts to boost the number of college graduates. Recent research, however, suggests a simple one-hour intervention that focuses on students’ social-class backgrounds could help close the divide. In More

Socialization technique helps in academic achievement, trial study finds

The Washington Post: A popular teaching technique to help elementary students develop emotional and social skills also leads to academic achievement, according to a study released Thursday. In a randomized, controlled trial that examined the technique known as Responsive Classroom, researchers found that children in classrooms where the technique was More