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Kids with rich grandparents do better in school

Having rich grandparents can clearly make a child’s life materially easier. But now it appears that wealth may also affect a child’s grades in school.

Tablets enhance play by taking toddlers on a digital adventure

Tablets do not necessarily make children passive or sedentary. In a Danish nursery, a group of scientists, educators, and education consultants have studied how digital technologies can be used to enhance playful activities.

Entrepreneurs must save the countryside

Norwegian and Czech scientists are collaborating to get more people to stay in the countryside. That's why they organized courses for entrepreneurship. "It's all about 'forcing' people to see new opportunities," says one of the researchers.

Can you train children to persevere?

New project will discover whether children can be trained to become more persistent in their learning and boost their life chances as adults.

Fewer born with genetic predisposition for education

A genetic predisposition towards education seems to also be associated with having fewer children, suggests a new study.

The pros and cons of being an international student in Norway

The students are pleased with the quality of Norwegian academia, but feel they have no contact with their Norwegian classmates.

Religious and superstitious people understand the physical world less than atheists

Religious people have a lower understanding and interest in physics and maths than non-religious people, and often ascribe emotions to inanimate objects, shows new research.

Norwegian textbook calls Mexicans “wetbacks”

Mexicans and indigenous people get short shrift in four English-language textbooks for Norwegian ninth graders.

Pupils don’t know what is expected of them

Ninth-graders are terribly worried about having their school performance assessed. But according to a recent doctoral thesis, the kids don’t understand how evaluations are made and what they could possibly do to improve their standings.