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Family Income, Parental Education Related to Brain Structure in Children and Adolescents

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Characterizing associations between socioeconomic factors and children’s brain development, a team of investigators reports correlative links between family income and brain structure. Relationships between the brain and family income were strongest in the lowest end of the economic range – suggesting that interventional policies aimed at these children may have the largest societal impact.

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Classroom Learning and Dyslexia Research

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Bournemouth University lecturer Dr Julie Kirkby is investigating the significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom and how it affects the learning in children with dyslexia.

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Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized

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A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women’s math performance -- but instead motivate them to perform better.

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IQ of Children in Better-Educated Households is Higher, Study Indicates

A study comparing the IQs of male siblings in which one member was reared by biological parents and the other by adoptive parents found that the children adopted by parents with more education had higher IQs.

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Increased Diversity in STEM Education Will Benefit U.S.

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‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students

A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study.

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How Much Math, Science Homework Is Too Much?

When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn't necessarily better -- an hour a day is optimal -- but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Project to Reduce Violence in Panama City with Improved Parenting

University of Manchester researchers have piloted a parenting trial which aims to improve child behaviour in Panama City – the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world.

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Roll the Dice, Spin the Wheel - Playing Games in Summer Gets Kids Ready for School

Playing games with children over the summer can boost academic and social skills - while the family has some fun, to boot.

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Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines Value-Added Measures

The American Educational Research Association has published a special edition of its peer-reviewed journal Educational Researcher (ER) devoted to examining value-added measures (VAM).