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April 18, 2014

Parental Incarceration Has Worsened Disparities Between Black, White Children

A book by two scholars examines the impact of the "prison boom" on children, and shows the disproportionate effects parental imprisonment has had on black youngsters.

December 06, 2013

It's Not How Many Kids You Have, But How Well You Teach Them, Study Finds

Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.

December 05, 2013

Social, School Relationships Can Affect Teenagers' Sleep Habits

A new University of Cincinnati study finds parents, peers, and school environment are more likely to predict a teenager's sleep habits than puberty alone.

September 19, 2012

Researchers: Limit Tuna Servings at School, Home

Too much mercury, which tuna may contain large amounts of, can lead to the impairment of cognitive thinking, memory, attention, language, and fine motor and visual spatial skills in children, whose brains are still developing.

July 11, 2012

Study: Students Don't Look to the Right When They Lie

A University of Edinburgh study finds that contrary to popular belief, the direction of eye movements does not show whether or not a student is lying.

June 27, 2012

Study: Sharing Attention Can Improve Language for Autistic Students

A new University of California, Los Angeles study finds that teaching autistic preschoolers to share attention during play can improve their language skills five years later.

May 27, 2012

Are You Enabling 'Academic Entitlement' in Students?

Research suggests how teachers respond to student requests for help can improve or exacerbate their sense of "academic entitlement."

January 05, 2012

Study: Head Start Programs May Increase Parents' Involvement

Parents of children enrolled in Head Start programs spend more time reading, engaging in academic activities, and attending museums and other events with their children, according to new research from Alexander M. Gelber and Adam Isen at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Fathers who don't live with their children spend more time with children when they have enrolled in Head Start, and continue to do so even after the child has left Head Start.

October 21, 2010

Infants Give Moms a Brain Boost

New research shows new moms get a brain boost from their children.

January 22, 2010

Report: Tougher Classes Trump Grades in College Admissions

A new study examines what it takes for students to get into "competitive" colleges.

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