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Who Does Not Read in America?

Well regarded PEW Research has studied the decline of reading in the United States, noting that a quarter of adults have not read a book in the last year. With technology and media dominating our culture, it is understandable that reading would be impacted. It is important for us as adults to model reading for […]

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Creative People Have More Connected Brains

New research on the brain confirms the importance of connections within our grey matter. Since every brain is different, this information is good for parents and teachers to know. Along with the superior ability of some brains to relate information and experiences, researchers are exploring how connections may be a factor in the development of […]

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Four Things You Need to Know about “Summer Melt”

The American Educational Research Association reported this month that researchers at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University have concluded a four-year study of Kindergarten students’ ability to sustain learning in the summer. They discovered, as have earlier studies, that the “summer melt” applies to not only reading and mathematics performance, but other areas, too. […]

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Sleep Gains Increase Academic Performance

Science Daily reported this month that McGill University has completed a study of elementary school students linking sleep and grades. The study found that even small increases in sleep can improve academic performance (English and math were the areas tested). Regular bedtimes and routines that lead to relaxation and rest are important aspects of securing […]

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