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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

Willingness to Adopt Children With Special Needs the Focus of Recent Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new study has focused on the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents in Canada. The study examined the preferences and attitudes of 5,830 AdoptOntario online registrants between ... read more

Impact of Social-Emotional Learning on Academic Achievement

Nov. 23, 2015 — Teaching social and emotional skills to inner-city students can contribute to their academic achievement, new evidence shows. The project involved all students enrolled in regular or bilingual ... read more

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices, Student Engagement in Early Elementary Classrooms

Nov. 18, 2015 — A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals' temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional ... read more

How Students of Different Backgrounds Use Strategies to Strengthen College Applications

Nov. 16, 2015 — Over the past 25 years, the higher education system in the United States has grown more competitive, with students trying to gain admissions to the most desirable institutions and institutions vying ... read more

Grow Kids' Brains Through Sport

Nov. 11, 2015 — Organized extracurricular sport activities for children help them develop and improve cognitive skills, such as greater concentration capacity, that can in term greatly help them in the classroom, ... read more

Orchestra Helps Boost Confidence and Mood for Those With Dementia

Nov. 11, 2015 — A special orchestra for people with dementia has helped boost their confidence and mood, according to a new research project. The orchestra group was set up to create a sense of community among ... read more

Intellectual Disabilities Share Disease Mechanisms, Study Suggests

Nov. 11, 2015 — Brain disorders that cause intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders may share common defects despite having different genetic causes, a new study has found. The findings suggest that ... read more

Study Shows Why Four-Year-Olds Don't Thrive in Head Start Classes

Nov. 10, 2015 — Most Head Start classrooms serve children of mixed ages and that hurts the academic growth of older children, a new national study ... read more

Two-Year-Olds With Poor Language Skills Fall Behind at Play

Nov. 10, 2015 — Two-year-olds with poor language skills fare worse than their peers at play and, subsequently, fall behind socially, a researcher ... read more

School Choice Programs Lead to Private School Revenue Gains

Nov. 9, 2015 — As private school vouchers gain popularity and the financial implications become more complicated, one question remains: Where does the money spent by these programs ultimately go? Researchers found ... read more

Innovative Health Program Reduces Depression, Unhealthy Weights in Teens

Nov. 9, 2015 — An innovative high school health program helped students maintain healthier weights and even alleviated severe depression for a full year after the program ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism for memory formation. Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of the swim motor program of the sea slug Tritonia reveals that some neurons possess ... read more

State School Pupils Do Better at University, Research Confirms

Nov. 5, 2015 — State school pupils are likely to do better at university than independent school pupils with similar A Level results, new research confirms. Researchers were investigating how effective the A* grade ... read more

Can Scientists Agree on a Definition of Curiosity?

Nov. 4, 2015 — Philosopher Thomas Hobbes called it 'the lust of the mind.' Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt said it was 'the most useful gift.' And, yes, we all know what killed the cat. But ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Experiencing math anxiety -- nervousness and discomfort in relation to math -- impairs math performance for some students, but new research shows that it's linked with improved performance for ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — It's long been known that mood biases our judgments and perceptions, but this effect has usually been regarded as irrational or disadvantageous. A new theory argues that mood draws on ... read more

Empathetic Teachers Enhance Children's Motivation for Learning

Nov. 3, 2015 — Empathetic teachers enhance children's motivation and academic skills, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills. A positive atmosphere created by the teacher also safeguards and increases ... read more

Preschoolers Working Memory Forecasts Teenage Dropout Risk

Nov. 3, 2015 — Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 13, researchers have ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have long known that adults can flexibly find new ways to communicate, for example, using smoke signals or Morse code to communicate at a distance, but a new study is the first to show ... read more

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