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Paying Closer Attention to Attention

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Researchers from McGill have suggested that there may be an overreporting of attention problems in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), simply because parents and teachers are using a misplaced basis for comparison. They are testing and comparing children with FASD with children of the same physical or chronological age, rather than with children of the same mental age, which is often quite a lot younger.

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Higher Education Associated With Better Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury

Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain’s “cognitive reserve” may play a role in helping people get back to their previous lives, new Johns Hopkins research shows.

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Supreme Court Rules on Michigan Affirmative Action Case: Experts Needed

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Science of Learning Book Offers Tips to 'Make It Stick'

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“Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” offers students of all ages a clear and compelling primer on the best and worst ways to store and retrieve new knowledge. The book is co-authored by leading experts on human learning and memory at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Mentor Programs Harm, More Than Help First-Year Teachers

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New teachers face challenges in the classroom, which is why schools develop mentoring programs. But a new Iowa State University study found that instead of helping, these programs can make it difficult for teachers to be effective in the classroom.

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Teachers’ Scare Tactics May Lead to Lower Exam Scores

As the school year winds down and final exams loom, teachers may want to avoid reminding students of the bad consequences of failing a test because doing so could lead to lower scores, according to new research published by APA.

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Local Homicide Rate Increases Cause More Elementary Students to Fail School

A new study finds that an increase in a municipality’s homicide rate causes more elementary school students in that community to fail a grade than would do so if the rate remained stable.

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Study Finds Expanded Opportunities for Black and Latino Young Men in NYC High Schools

The first year of New York City’s Expanded Success Initiative, which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, has led to a notable expansion of supports in participating schools, according to a new study by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools.

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Indiana University Education Researchers Present at AERA Meeting

Faculty and graduate students from the Indiana University School of Education presented during more than 140 sessions of the American Educational Research Association conference concluding April 7.

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Political Scientist Finds States’ Standardized Tests Have a Negative Impact on Parents’ Civic Engagement

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New research has found that parents of public school students in states with more extensive and stringent student assessment systems express lower trust in government and more negative views of their children’s schools, threatening civic engagement and the potential for future education reform.

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