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January 15, 2020

Brain Scans in the Classroom? Project Trains Teachers to Do Hands-On Research

In an unusual research-practice partnership, teachers learn to monitor students' brain activity in school as they learn to read, to help researchers identify potential signs of progress.

August 20, 2019

Brain Images Used to Tease Out How Top Teachers Connect With Students

Researchers are using class observation, brain imaging, and stress monitoring to provide a new perspective on how teachers engage students.

June 25, 2019

Can Music Class Make Students Smarter in Other Subjects?

High schoolers who participate in music courses may score higher on exams in their academic subjects, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

February 11, 2019

Children May Struggle More With a Noisy Classroom Than Adults

Students develop the foundation for lifelong reading skills in early elementary school, and a new neuroscience study suggests they may be particularly hindered by a noisy environment.

May 17, 2018

Neuroscientist Probes Myths About the Teenage Brain

Teenagers aren't lazy, crazy, or dumb, says a neuroscientist, who argues in a new book that understanding students' neurological development can help dispel negative myths about adolescent learning.

April 04, 2018

Can You Write These Common Letters? (It's Harder Than You Think.)

The way we learn to write letters by hand can affect how we mentally read them later on, a new study finds.

March 30, 2018

Grades Suffer When Class Time Doesn't Match Students' Biological Clocks

A new study comes as more high schools nationwide experiment with an array of school schedules, from late starts to four-day weeks and alternating block classes.

March 29, 2018

Immunizations and the Impacts of Virtual Reality: Two New Findings on Autism

New studies on autism offer insight into the parts of the brain associated with social challenges for students on the autism spectrum and how pervasive myths about the causes of autism could put children and their families at greater physical risk.

December 19, 2016

IES Report Calls for Better Measures for Executive Function

Executive function is one of the hottest areas in education, but a new federal report suggests educators need better ways to measure the effectiveness of the many interventions being developed to improve it.

May 10, 2016

Bridging Language Gaps for Deaf Children

New research and applications may help young children with both normal hearing and deafness improve their literacy.

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