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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

| June 24, 2014 | 20 Comments

New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.

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Forget Summer School? A Case for Giving Kids Time for Free Play

Forget Summer School? A Case for Giving Kids Time for Free Play

| June 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Letting kids play freely this summer could be the most important thing a parent does to improve academic outcomes next year.

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Before the Digital Gap Splits Further, Now is the Time for Computer Literacy

Before the Digital Gap Splits Further, Now is the Time for Computer Literacy

| June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Computer literacy is fast becoming an essential skill for jobs in the future, making it imperative that public schools learn to teach all kids to code, or risk putting some at a disadvantage later in life.

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Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Help Close the Achievement Gap?

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Help Close the Achievement Gap?

| June 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Aerobic exercise could help narrow the achievement gap between low-income college students and their higher income peers.

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How Much Sleep Do Creative Geniuses Need?

How Much Sleep Do Creative Geniuses Need?

| June 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Check out this neat visual showing how the most creative people in history slept.

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With iPads, a New World of Music for Kids With Learning Challenges

With iPads, a New World of Music for Kids With Learning Challenges

| June 14, 2014

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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How Small Words Make a Big Impact on Girls

How Small Words Make a Big Impact on Girls

| June 13, 2014 | 6 Comments

It’s easy for parents to feel overwhelmed by the many strands of advice about how to raise confident learners. But perhaps one of the most important things to keep in mind is that kids are soaking it all up, the bad and the good.

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Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students?

Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students?

| June 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

New research shows colorful kindergarten classroom walls actually hurt students’ ability to learn.

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8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads

8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads

| June 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Ask students what they think about classroom tech tools like iPads to improve their use next year.

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The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

| June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

To help kids graduate from high school, educators may need to start looking data as early as middle school.

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