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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

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

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

Study Shows How Students Understand Mathematics

May 27, 2015 — A new paper examines if the labels educators use to identify patterns affects preschoolers' understanding of patterns. Understanding that problem and developing strategies to overcome it is the ... read more

Challenging Students Benefit from Limit Setting

May 27, 2015 — The teacher’s interaction style can either foster or slow down the development of math skills among children with challenging temperaments, Finnish researchers have ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — The connection between good nutrition and good grades has been reinforced by new research that finds that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better ... read more

Little Evidence That Executive Function Interventions Boost Student Achievement

Mar. 5, 2015 — Despite growing enthusiasm among educators and scholars about the potential of school-based executive function interventions to significantly increase student achievement, a federally funded ... read more

Parents' Belief That a Child Will Attend College Plays Big Role in Early Academic Success

Jan. 23, 2015 — The factors influencing children's readiness for kindergarten include not only whether they attend preschool, but also their families' behaviors, attitudes and values, research indicates. ... read more

All in a Good Night's Sleep: How Quality of Sleep Impacts Academic Performance in Children

Jan. 8, 2015 — A good night's sleep is linked to better performance by schoolchildren in math and languages -- subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success, according to a ... read more

Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders

Dec. 22, 2014 — The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new America-wide study suggests. This study can't say why fast-food consumption is linked to lower grades, but ... read more

Students Attending Summer Learning Programs Returned to School in the Fall With an Advantage in Math

Dec. 16, 2014 — Students attending voluntary, school district-led summer learning programs entered school in the fall with stronger mathematics skills than their peers who did not attend the programs, according to a ... read more

It Doesn’t Add Up: People Who Say They Are Good at Math, but Aren't

Dec. 10, 2014 — Thinking you’re good at math and actually being good at it are not the same thing, new research has found. About one in five people who say they are bad at math in fact score in the top half of ... read more

Full-Day Preschool Linked With Increased School Readiness Compared With Part-Day

Nov. 25, 2014 — Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance, ... read more

Self-Regulation Intervention Boosts School Readiness of at-Risk Children, Study Shows

Nov. 21, 2014 — An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study shows. Self-regulation skills -- the ... read more

Cookie Monster Teaches Self-Control

Nov. 13, 2014 — Preschoolers who watched videos of Cookie Monster practicing ways to control his desire to eat chocolate chip cookies had more self-control than preschoolers who didn't see the videos, a ... read more

Focusing on Executive Functions in Kindergarten Leads to Lasting Academic Improvements

Nov. 12, 2014 — An educational approach focused on the development of children’s executive functions – the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant information in working memory, and ... read more

Mothers' Education Significant to Children's Academic Success

Nov. 10, 2014 — A mother knows best -- and the amount of education she attains can predict her children's success in reading and math. In fact, that success is greater if she had her child later in life, ... read more

Gender Fairness Prevails in Most Fields of Academic Science

Nov. 3, 2014 — A comprehensive new report investigating women's underrepresentation in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) fields reveals that, despite many differences between the sexes prior to ... read more

GPA, GRE Inadequate for Evaluating Non-Traditional Students for Graduate School Admissions

Oct. 9, 2014 — Traditional measures such as Graduate Records Examinations test scores and undergraduate grade point average are not adequate for predicting success for non-traditional students who are returning to ... read more

Are Leaders Born or Made? New Study Shows How Leadership Develops

Oct. 6, 2014 — Hardly a day passes without pundits crying for leadership in the NFL commissioner and team owners, among high-ranking government officials, and in other public figures. If experts didn’t have ... read more

Oct. 2, 2014 — You do math in your head most of the time, but you can also teach your body how to do it. Researchers investigated how our brain processes and understands numbers and number size. They show that ... read more

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