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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

Children Overcoming Adversity

Sep. 8, 2015 — A set of four new studies suggest, contrary to prior belief, children in difficult situations need to do more than dream of a happier and successful future self: They need a strategy for becoming ... read more

Using Humor to Help Toddlers Learn

Sep. 7, 2015 — We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered that using humor also appears to help toddlers learn new tasks, reports a new ... read more

Hiring More Minority Teachers in Schools Gives Fairer Perception of Discipline

Sep. 2, 2015 — Black students in schools with more black teachers have more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in school discipline, according to a new study. The study also found white students ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Contrary to assumptions that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools, a sociologist has found the opposite to be true: as a neighborhood's income decreases, its range of ... read more

Risk of Cognitive Impairment in Children Born Prematurely May Be Predicted Using MRI After Birth

Sep. 2, 2015 — School age children who are born prematurely are more likely to have low mathematical achievement, thought to be associated with reduced working memory and number skills, according to a new ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Children's Low Academic Achievement

Aug. 27, 2015 — A new study on children's health has found that fourth and fifth graders who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower ... read more

Four-Day School Week Can Improve Academic Performance, Study Finds

Aug. 27, 2015 — Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to ... read more

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