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April 30, 2016

Consumers Reveal Barriers to Brain-Training App-Iness

Apr. 27, 2016 — The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, ... read more

Families With Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them

Apr. 27, 2016 — Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income -- but only among families with children, a new study has ... read more

Does Learning Improve When Every Student Gets a Laptop?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper ... read more

Attending US Charter Schools May Lead to Higher Earnings in the Future

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new study suggests that charter school students are more likely to do well at college and earn significantly more than their counterparts at other schools. Using data from Florida, researchers ... read more

American Teacher Panel Surveys Teachers' Knowledge, Perceptions of State Standards

Apr. 18, 2016 — In June and October of 2015, investigators surveyed teachers on their understanding of state standards and what instructional materials are used in the classroom to teach the standards, as well as ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Chemists have designed a set of molecules that promote microscopic, anatomical changes in neurons associated with the formation and retention of memories. These drug candidates also prevent ... read more

Rating the Teacher Education Rating Systems: New Study Finds Leading Programs Fall Short

Apr. 10, 2016 — A study of four leading systems used to evaluate teacher preparation programs finds the initiatives lack evidence-based approaches and 'thin' on the advancement of equity in the ... read more

Learning in the Absence of External Feedback

Apr. 6, 2016 — Rewards act as external factors that influence and reinforce learning processes. Researchers have now been able to show that the brain can produce its own learning signals in cases where no such ... read more

For Young People With Schizophrenia, Physical and Mental Exercises Offer Hope

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have found a promising way to tackle the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. When combined with antipsychotic medication, a rigorous regime of mental and physical exercise ... read more

Small Increases in Sleep Improve Grades

Apr. 5, 2016 — Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a new ... read more

Neuroscientists Working to Test Brain Training Claims

Apr. 5, 2016 — The draw is huge: Play video games and get smarter. For the past decade, various groups have claimed that their programs do everything from staving off neurodegenerative disease to enhancing ... read more

Teaching and Learning the Gamified Way

Apr. 6, 2016 — Gamification is an application of game mechanics and game design techniques in learning and teaching, making the process to be more interesting, interactive and ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Babies raised in bilingual households show brain activity associated with executive functioning as early as 11 months of age, new research demonstrates. The study also gives evidence that the brains ... read more

Potential New Source for Pain Inhibition Found

Apr. 4, 2016 — A new neurological mechanism has been found that appears to contribute to a reduction in pain. According to the researchers, the discovery of neuroligin-2 as a cause exacerbating chronic pain is ... read more

Do Social Factors Affect Children’s Educational Achievements More Than Cognitive Ability?

Apr. 4, 2016 — It could be perceived that social status can be correlated with better life chances and educational achievements for children. But is it all about the social background and income of the parents, or ... read more

Fragile X Research

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers have new findings on fragile X, an autism-linked genetic disorder. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an inherited cause of intellectual disability, especially among boys. It results in a ... read more

Study On the Assessment of Students: Overcoming Bias in Decision Making

Apr. 1, 2016 — Even experienced teachers may be involuntarily affected by psychological bias related to pupils’ ethnicity. This could affect key decisions related to a child’s educational career. Researchers ... read more

Even Seizure-Free, Children With Epilepsy Can Face Social Problems as Adults

Mar. 30, 2016 — Learning difficulties and behavioral problems during childhood can lead to suboptimal social and educational outcomes among young adults with childhood epilepsy even when their seizures are well ... read more

Girls Benefit from Extra Lessons, but What About Boys?

Mar. 30, 2016 — Plans to extend the school day to increase achievement might not have the desired effect on all children, suggests the results of a study. The new article provides some evidence as to how differing ... read more

Race Biases Teachers' Expectations for Students

Mar. 30, 2016 — When evaluating the same black student, white teachers expect significantly less academic success than black teachers, a new study concludes. This is especially true for black ... read more

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