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Top research stories from Stanford GSE in 2016

December 16, 2016
By Brooke Donald
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Scholars at Stanford Graduate School of Education delved into many issues in education this year from research on inequality to examinations of how we learn. Below are the most viewed news stories about research from the Stanford GSE in 2016, based on Google analytics. The list, arranged chronologically, includes topics in sociology, technology, equity, history and more. If you didn't get a chance to read them the first time around, here's another look:

David Ko explains an assignment to students in his ethnic studies class at Washington High School in San Francisco.

Study suggests academic benefits to ethnic studies courses

New research shows gains in attendance and GPA of at-risk high school students from incorporating culturally relevant pedagogy.

Two female students in their graduation gowns taking a self-portrait

Research points to how schools can support English learners

An Understanding Language report highlights six high schools that are doing exceptional work to help ELLs succeed.

GSE historian explores shift in understanding of sources and solutions for racial injustice

Leah Gordon's new book analyzes why anti-prejudice education became such a popular tool in efforts to remedy inequality in mid-20th century America

Scholar-activist advocates for those losing out on Silicon Valley’s benefits

Amado Padilla’s research shows why residents of Palo Alto’s last trailer park resist pressure to move.

Map of United States with highlighted regions reflecting average test scores by school district, grads 3-8, 2009-2013

Local education inequities revealed in new Stanford data set

Sean Reardon and colleagues review more than 200 million test scores to spotlight communities with the nation’s worst achievement gaps.

Study shows how digital math games can teach more than rote skills

Education researchers find improvement in students' math proficiency after using app.

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Children in preschools receive higher-quality care than those in home-based care, study finds

New research shows that children in "formal" daycare settings have more educated teachers and are better prepared academically.

Blikstein, Google develop new platform to learn computer programming

New platform from Google and Assistant Professor Paulo Blikstein enables designers to create tangible coding languages and kits.

Young female student making a small vehicle from circuit parts.

Stanford scholars untangle the science of learning

Stanford education researchers distill learning theories into practical solutions for classrooms.

A female adult reading a young children's book to two children

Study suggests way to improve early reading in developing countries

Education researchers find literacy efforts that involve home and community interventions, as well as teacher training, are most effective.

Female student using a laptop computer.

Researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.