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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote ... read more

Smartphones and Machine Learning Used to Measure Sleep Patterns

Apr. 20, 2017 — Despite spending at least one quarter to one third a day sleeping, good sleep can elude many people, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders remains primitive. Researchers have designed ... read more

Geeking out in the Golden Years

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Everybody loves those rare "aha moments" where you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you. But until now, researchers ... read more

Helping Students Learn by Sketching

Apr. 17, 2017 — New software Sketch Worksheets analyzes and provides feedback on student sketches, helping them learn multiple ... read more

Low-Income Children Missing out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School

Apr. 14, 2017 — Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new ... read more

When It Comes to Reading, Kindergarten Is the New First Grade

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in ... read more

Classifying English Proficiency Varies by District, With Mixed Outcomes for Students

Apr. 12, 2017 — The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status -- a process termed reclassification -- varies widely across and within states, finds a new ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Researchers used a survey-based, empirical model and a neuroscience-based, theoretical model to analyze the learning patterns of college students to determine optimum times when cognitive performance ... read more

Underachieving Boys, or Clever Girls?

Apr. 11, 2017 — Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they ... read more

What Triggers a High-School Student to Suddenly Drop Out?

Apr. 10, 2017 — Divorcing parents, a car accident, a job layoff or any other major stressful event can provoke adolescents to quit their studies, a new study ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children's limitations can sometimes be their strength. In two studies, researchers found that adults were very ... read more

Peptide Acts as Mediator for Learning

Apr. 7, 2017 — In order to adapt to changes in the environment, the brain produces new nerve cells even at adult age. These young neurons are crucial for memory formation and learning. Scientists have now ... read more

How Learning in the Present Shapes Future Learning

Apr. 6, 2017 — Neurons in the prefrontal cortex “teach” neurons in the hippocampus to “learn” rules that distinguish memory-based predictions in otherwise identical situations, suggesting that learning in ... read more

Strong Early Education Equals Better Long-Term Relationships With Parents, Research Shows

Apr. 6, 2017 — Scientists say children who are given high-quality education at an early age -- starting at six weeks -- are more likely to be employed full-time and have better relationships with their parents as ... read more

Under Challenge: Girls' Confidence Level, Not Math Ability Hinders Path to Science Degrees

Apr. 6, 2017 — Girls rate their math abilities lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, a new study has ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public - and viral - new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken ... read more

Study Analyzes What 'A' and 'The' Tell Us About Language Acquisition

Apr. 6, 2017 — Experience is an important component of early-childhood language usage although it doesn't necessarily account for all of a child's language facility, new research concludes. Moreover, the ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Researchers have created an artificial synapse capable of learning autonomously. They were also able to model the device, which is essential for developing more complex ... read more

Here's One Secret to Successful Schools That Costs Nothing

Apr. 3, 2017 — Most factors that help make schools successful cost lots of money -- think teachers, technology and textbooks. But a new study suggests one factor that doesn't need any cash to implement can ... read more

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