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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Surgical Trainees Retain Information, Master Skills Better When Honed Beyond Proficiency

Oct. 6, 2015 — When surgical trainees train beyond competence using a simulator, they retain information longer and master surgical skills better than those who stop practicing when they achieve an initial level of ... read more

New System Helps Teachers Gain Back Valuable Instruction Time

Oct. 1, 2015 — Elementary schoolchildren often dawdle between activities during the school day, losing valuable instructional time in the process. New research has found a way to reclaim these lost minutes and make ... read more

Children With Autism Benefit from Theatre-Based Program

Sep. 30, 2015 — Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not ... read more

Math and Me: Children Who Identify With Math Get Higher Scores

Sep. 30, 2015 — How strongly children identify with math (their math 'self-concept') can be used to predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, according to a new ... read more

Are American Schools Making Inequality Worse?

Sep. 30, 2015 — Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the nation's most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to a a new study. Findings from the study ... read more

More Support Needed to Make Shopping Easier for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Sep. 29, 2015 — Better support can greatly improve the supermarket shopping experience for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities, a study by an independent self-advocacy group ... read more

Breaking the Anxiety Cycle

Sep. 25, 2015 — Children of anxious parents are at increased risk for developing the disorder. Yet that does not need to be the case, according to new research. Researchers tested a one-year therapy intervention in ... read more

'No Child Left Behind' Leaves Some Voters Behind

Sep. 24, 2015 — Assigning schools failing grades increases affluent voter turnout in local elections, a researcher finds. Affluent, white citizens who were already more likely to vote do so in significantly greater ... read more

Digital Textbook Analytics Can Predict Student Outcomes, Study Finds

Sep. 23, 2015 — College professors and instructors can learn a lot from the chapters of a digital textbook that they assign students to read. According to a study, digital books provide real-time analytics to help ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Children are not as gullible as we might think -- and that's especially true for those who have a good understanding of what's going on inside someone else's head, new research ... read more

National School-Based Mental Health Intervention Improves Outcomes for at-Risk Students

Sep. 22, 2015 — A national school-based mental health program that is now reaching almost one quarter of all elementary school students in Chile appears to have produced significant improvements in both behavioral ... read more

Exercise Reduces Suicide Attempts by 23 Percent Among Bullied Teens

Sep. 21, 2015 — As high schools across the country continue to reduce physical education, recess, and athletic programs, a new study shows that regular exercise significantly reduces both suicidal thoughts and ... read more

Training More Effective Teachers Through Alternative Pathways

Sep. 17, 2015 — Florida teachers who enter teaching through a path requiring no coursework in education have the greatest effect on student achievement, substantially larger than that of traditionally prepared ... read more

Are Early Childhood Educators Undervalued?

Sep. 15, 2015 — No one is looking at how we perceive and value those who provide the education and care to young children, a researcher proclaims, and she wants that to change. In a new paper, she writes that ... read more

New School-Evaluation Method Fails to Affect Housing Prices

Sep. 15, 2015 — The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools -- called 'value-added' -- does not appear to affect property values, finds research by ... read more

Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport

Sep. 14, 2015 — MOOC providers currently offer thousands of courses and have enticed millions of students to enroll. The emphasis in MOOCs is often on lecture videos that students watch and learn from. However, a ... read more

Evidence for Cognitive Training Efficacy in TBI

Sep. 10, 2015 — Results of a randomized clinical trial of a cognitive intervention to improve learning and memory in individuals with traumatic brain injury have been published. The treatment protocol, the modified ... read more

How Childhood Stress Can Affect Female Fertility

Sep. 10, 2015 — Can events you endured as a child really impact your ability to have children yourself? New research examines the mechanism by which adverse experiences in childhood impact female fertility. ... read more

Probation for Schools Spurs Transfer Patterns Linked to Family Income

Sep. 9, 2015 — Schools placed on probation due to sub-par test scores spurs transfer patterns linked to household income, a study by sociologists finds. Their study of a school accountability program in the Chicago ... read more

Poor Motor Skills in Two-Year-Olds Could Indicate Slow Development in Mathematical Proficiency

Sep. 9, 2015 — Two-year-olds with poor motor function also exhibit poor mathematical skills, a new study shows. This knowledge will make it easier for teachers to identify children who may need extra ... read more

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