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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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Play-Doh Create ABCs

Play-Doh Create ABCs is a decent early education app that helps kids learn to draw letters and put them in context with words.

08/07/2013

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US Education Spending Tops International List

Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.

07/16/2013

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Math Museums

The Mo Math Museum in New York opened on the mathematically hip date of 12/12/12. And, it’s one of the hottest tickets in the city.

07/03/2013

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Study: Children Can Learn By Explaining

Many times students can recite facts, but don’t understand underlying concepts. A new study suggests that focusing on ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ can help them learn.

06/18/2013

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Early Education Begins At Home

Brains develop more in a child’s first few years than any other time in life and research shows that there’s an achievement gap as early as nine months.

05/29/2013

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Three May Be Too Late

We spend about 5.5 percent of the nation’s economic output on education – preschool through college – but we may be missing the most important part – infants and toddlers.

04/22/2013

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Philadelphia School District To Launch Online Learning Program

The new initiative, called Philadelphia Virtual Academy (PVA), will offer online learning for students in grades 6 – 12, starting in time for the 2013-2014 school year.

04/19/2013

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Ability Grouping – Is It Back?

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, indicates a resurgence of ability grouping, from 28% in 1998 to 71% in 2009. This may be cheating the lower-grouped students.

04/16/2013

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New Measures Of Student Poverty

The governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress has underway new research to gauge students’ socio-economic status.

01/02/2013

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Renaissance Man

The latest New York Times “Education Life,” supplement calls Jeremy Gleick a Renaissance man because of his nightly learning routine.

01/30/2012

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