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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.

December 24, 2015

Dyslexia-Related Gaps Can Appear By 1st Grade, Study Finds

Reading gaps that yawn at the start of school can remain through a student's academic career, finds a longitudinal study.

December 21, 2015

Toddlers Gain Touch-Screen Skills Early, Study Finds

Touchscreen use among early toddlers is becoming more prevalent, and may open new avenues for assessment, according to a new study.

July 02, 2015

Why Are Boys Getting Prescribed So Many Antipsychotic Drugs?

Researchers from the National Institutes of Mental Health find stark sex differences and gaps in mental health diagnoses in the prescription of antipsychotic drugs, even for very young children.

June 24, 2015

How Do We Move Social-Emotional Research From Buzzwords to Practice?

A new report tries to take hot education research terms on social-emotional intelligence and create a coherent guide for practitioners.

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