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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

The Hazards of English Spelling

Mar. 10, 2017 — A new study of English spelling practices demonstrates that the way we spell words is much more orderly and self-organizing than previously ... read more

Children and Youth Learning English Require Better Support for Academic Success

Feb. 28, 2017 — Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs) -- who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the US -- lag behind their English-speaking monolingual peers in educational ... 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

Large Scale Study Highlights Challenges Faced by Children With ASD in Early School Years

Jan. 13, 2017 — New research outlined in a report stems from one of the largest studies on young children with ASD as they transition into ... read more

Research Unlocks Clues to Language-Based Learning in Children

Dec. 13, 2016 — One in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities -- one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other ... read more

When Do Speech Difficulties in Children Matter for Literacy?

Nov. 7, 2016 — Speech difficulties are linked with difficulties in learning to read when children first start school, but these effects are no longer apparent at 8 years of age, new research ... read more

Bilingual Brains Activate Different Networks When Reading Opaque, Transparent Languages

Oct. 26, 2016 — Bilinguals use different neural networks to read languages that are pronounced as they are written – such as the Basque language – from those in which this correspondence does not exist, like ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step ... read more

Middle School Structure Affects Learning Environment, Student Achievement

Oct. 12, 2016 — Findings from new research suggest that longer grade spans that allow middle grade students to serve as relative “top dogs”—students in the highest grades—improve academic achievement and ... read more

Low English Skills at School Start Linked to Behavioral Difficulties

Sep. 20, 2016 — Children who enter reception with poor English language skills -- whether it's their first language or an additional language -- are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioral ... read more

Video Games Can Have Lasting Impact on Learning

Sep. 20, 2016 — A computer-based brain training program helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new ... read more

Lift-the-Flap Books May Hinder Kids from Learning New Words

Sep. 14, 2016 — Features in non-fiction children’s books such as lift-the-flap may hinder toddlers from learning new words, suggests new ... read more

Omega-3, Omega-6 Supplement Improves Reading for Children

Sep. 14, 2016 — Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in ... read more

Education Reform Urged: Age-Based Grade Assignments Hinder Millions of Students

Sep. 8, 2016 — Traditional age-based grade levels may be hampering the progress of millions of K-12 students in the United States and should be a target for reform, according to a new ... read more

Early-Life Language Stimulation, Skills May Prevent Childhood Depression

Sep. 7, 2016 — Children who experience low levels of language learning stimulation beginning at three years of age are more likely to experience language delays by first grade and are three times more likely to ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — New research from Loughborough University has revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school. ... read more

Study Suggests Early Learning in Native Language Can Help English Skills

Aug. 17, 2016 — Spanish-speaking preschoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of Spanish letters and numbers, research indicates. In another study, the ... read more

School Quality, Genetics Play Role in Child’s Reading Ability

Aug. 10, 2016 — Natural smarts can only take a child so far if they are also attending a poor school, according to new educational ... read more

Attention Problems in Early Childhood Can Have Lasting Impact

July 6, 2016 — Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study that examines how early childhood characteristics affect academic ... read more

June 29, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have captured images of the brain during the initial hours and days of learning a new language. They use an artificial language with real structures to show how new ... read more

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