Friday, August 31, 2007

Cramming report

Study: Cramming, overlearning ineffective for long-term retention
Continuing to study material after students think they've learned it may help in the short term, but does little for long-term retention, according to a study published in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. The study also found cramming material into single study sessions reduces long-term retention. ScienceDaily (8/29)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

segregation report

Report: Segregation on rise in U.S. schools
Even before the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June, public schools were becoming more racially segregated, according to a Civil Rights Project of the University of California in Los Angeles report published Wednesday. "Resegregation ... is continuing to grow in all parts of the country for both African Americans and Latinos and is accelerating the most rapidly in the only region that had been highly desegregated -- the South," the report said. The Washington Post/Reuters (8/29)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


In response to the ever-changing world of research and its dissemination, the California School Library Association Research Committee is going to start blogging the relevant research. This may turn into a wiki (same name), but right now we'll see how this model works. The citations may be less standard, but I hope the info will be more timely.