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July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015

Helping Students Stick With Online Courses

July 1, 2015 — Researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next ... read more

Writing Program With Student Interaction Creates Sense of Purpose for Seniors

June 25, 2015 — A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a ... read more

Challenging Negative Stereotypes to Narrow the Achievement Gap

June 24, 2015 — A writing intervention linked to improved academic performance among girls and minorities may work by triggering a sense of belonging, helping to ease the students' anxiety, say researchers. ... read more

Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education

June 24, 2015 — A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be ... read more

Resiliency Training Program Helps Teens Deal With Today's Stresses

June 22, 2015 — Amid reports that rank today's teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency. A pilot ... read more

In an Advanced Placement Class? Better Take the AP Test

June 19, 2015 — Each year over 2 million high school students take over 4 million Advanced Placement (AP) tests in an attempt to earn college credit. The number of AP students in the United States is growing each ... read more

Violence by Teachers Almost Halved in Primary Schools

June 15, 2015 — An innovative program of activities used in Ugandan primary schools has succeeded in reducing violence by teachers against children by 42 percent, according to new ... read more

Why Boys Are Performing Less Well at School, How to Fix It

June 10, 2015 — 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls of the same age to be low achievers, experts report. This is yet more evidence of a long term, worldwide trend of some boys falling behind at school. Now, ... read more

Pre-Lecture Diagrams Help Students Take Better Notes, Learn More

June 9, 2015 — Lecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting ... read more

Misperception Discourages Girls from Studying Some STEM Fields

June 9, 2015 — The belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or you don't prevents many American girls from pursuing a college degree in the physical sciences, ... read more

MCAT Predicts Differently for Students Who Test With Extra Time

June 9, 2015 — Among applicants to U.S. medical schools, those with disabilities who obtained extra test administration time for the Medical College Admission Test in use from 1991 to January 2015 had no ... read more

Computer Game Reduces Issues Associated With ADHD in Children

June 9, 2015 — Children diagnosed with ADHD can improve their behavior and social interactions in the classroom by playing a computer game that exercises their concentration, finds new ... read more

June 5, 2015 — An initiation mechanism illuminates the molecular processes involved in learning and cognitive dysfunction. The discovery is important, as most of the neuronal connections, called synapses, are build ... read more

June 4, 2015 — The process that allows brains to learn also leads to degeneration with age, researchers have discovered. The finding could ultimately help researchers develop new approaches to preventing cognitive ... read more

Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How Do They Impact Student Learning?

June 4, 2015 — Mobile devices are ubiquitous—including in the college classroom. Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention. But to what extent is ... read more

New Study Calls for Radical Shake-Up of the Early Years Curriculum to Help Boost Achievements of Summer Born Children

June 4, 2015 — A new study has suggested that summer born children struggle at school entry because of unrealistic education targets and a curriculum that is out of step with their developmental ... read more

Reflection in Medical Education Can Lead to Less Burn-out

June 2, 2015 — With physician burnout on the rise it is all the more integral for students to learn ways to engage better with the challenges faced in the medical profession. Stritch faculty members believe ... read more

June 2, 2015 — School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students -- in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the troubling trend, a ... read more

Psychology: Does Aging Affect Decision Making?

June 1, 2015 — Aging is associated with significant decline in cognitive functions. But does this translate into poorer decision making? Psychologists report that in simple decision situations, older adults perform ... read more

Research Solves Mystery of Memory and Mood

May 31, 2015 — Researchers have identified two types of stem cells in the hippocampus, a region of the brain crucial for learning and ... read more

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