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Schools Extending Compulsory Education Requirements

In an effort to increase academic standing internationally, many school districts have decided to extend the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements.

06/03/2015

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Integrating Is Educating

In an article in The Washington Post, programs and projects are cited that make the case that integrating subjects can work.

06/02/2015

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Doctor Recommends Eye Screening As Standard For Young Students

Dr. Pamela Gallin recommends vision screenings be taken as seriously as vaccination requirements with uniform standards. Kids who can’t see, can’t learn.

05/25/2015

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Singing Makes You Smarter

Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn.

04/29/2015

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Study: Babies Learn Best When They’re Surprised

“The infants’ behaviors are not merely reflexive responses to the novelty of surprising outcomes but instead reflect deeper attempts to learn about aspects of the world that failed to accord with expectations,” said Aimee Stahl, the study’s lead author.

04/03/2015

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Fast Food Can Affect Student Learning

Findings from a national study show that fast food not only increases kids’ weight but decreases test scores.

01/07/2015

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Students’ Character Counts As A Predictor Of Success

A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that character skills that improve performance can mean more to success than academic skills.

11/10/2014

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Study: ‘What Will They Learn’ In College? Probably Not Much

That’s the takeaway from a new report published by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

10/15/2014

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Study: Want To Learn Something? Spark Your Curiosity First

Whether it’s psychology or art history, you learn better when you’re curious about something — anything — before hitting the books.

10/06/2014

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Too Much Time Spent In Front Of The Monitor

The study of so-called time-in-front-of-the-monitor needs to be expanded from TV and video games to hand held devices and the wide array of tools that are out there.

08/21/2014

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Study: Snow Days Don’t Negatively Impact Learning

New research out of Harvard reveals not calling schools off for a snow day might be more detrimental to students than canceling school for the weather.

01/29/2014

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Singing Improves Brain’s Ability To Learn

Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn.

01/07/2014

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Study Suggests Learning New Skills May Keep Aging Minds Sharp

Getting older and want to keep your mind sharp? It seems that crossword puzzles and reading just won’t cut it.

11/25/2013

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Tenure Track Professors Not Necessarily Best Teachers

Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.

11/06/2013

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Tough Teachers Get Results

Claremont University researchers observed 31 excellent teachers (based on student test scores) and found those who were strict were the most effective.

10/16/2013

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