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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

International Students' Concept of 'Home' Shapes Post-Graduation Plans

Feb. 16, 2017 — How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new ... read more

Students in Ohio's Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Feb. 16, 2017 — Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a ... read more

Emoticons Help Gauge School Happiness Level in Young Children

Feb. 3, 2017 — The How I Feel About My School questionnaire is available to download for free. It uses emoticon-style faces with options of happy, ok or sad. It asks children to rate how they feel in seven ... read more

Millennial Generation's Learning Preferences in Medical Education Examined

Feb. 1, 2017 — The classroom can reflect its students' learning preferences, and a study demonstrates evidence of this in medical ... read more

Mathematical Model Reveals Parental Involvement Can 'Immunize' Students from Dropping out

Jan. 31, 2017 — Newsflash for American high school students -- choose friends wisely, or they may end up costing you your ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — People who continued to train on a visual task for 20 minutes past the point of mastery locked in that learning, shielding it from interference by new learning, a new study ... read more

Kids Should Pay More Attention to Mistakes, Study Suggests

Jan. 30, 2017 — Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new study that measured ... read more

Stereotypes About 'Brilliance' Affect Girls' Interests as Early as Age 6, New Study Finds

Jan. 26, 2017 — By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new ... read more

Study Links Teacher Training, Improved Student Writing Skills

Jan. 24, 2017 — A correlation between teacher professional development and improvements has been found in academic writing by English learners in grades ... read more

Brief Interventions Help Online Learners Persist With Coursework

Jan. 19, 2017 — New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, ... read more

Highly Gifted Children Benefit from Explanation as Much as Their Peers

Jan. 18, 2017 — We often assume that highly gifted children always perform at maximum capacity. However, new research shows that this group also benefits from training and explanation. Strangely enough, the benefits ... read more

Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

Jan. 18, 2017 — Parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields, a report ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — Schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration to help academically talented students, reports a new study that examined a century of research looking at the controversial ... read more

Should Biomedical Graduate Schools Ignore the GRE?

Jan. 11, 2017 — The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is required for admission to graduate and doctorate programs across the country, is not the best indicator for predicting a student's success while pursuing ... read more

Stock Market Fails to Predict Product Performance

Jan. 11, 2017 — Contrary to what many in the business world believe, investors cannot reliably predict how a new product will perform, finds a new ... read more

Parents’ Presence When TV Viewing With Child Affects Learning Ability

Jan. 3, 2017 — A study shows an increased physiological change in children when parents view programs with them as opposed to being in a separate ... read more

Babies Exposed to Stimulation Get Brain Boost

Jan. 2, 2017 — Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn’t be challenged to do things that they’re not yet ready for. Infants should learn to roll around ... read more

College-Student Status Does Not Automatically Mean Excessive Drinking

Dec. 30, 2016 — College matriculation is often associated with increases in the frequency and intensity of drinking. This study used a national sample to examine the association between being a college student and ... read more

Genes and the Environment Equally Affect Language-Related Brain Activity

Dec. 29, 2016 — Researchers showed that brain activity in the left frontal area is equally affected by environmental and genetic factors. They also demonstrated that verbal memory is related to language-related ... read more

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