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When Charter School Students Don’t Succeed

According to a report on NPR (WBEZ) two days ago, the reason that test scores in many Chicago charter schools are higher than their traditional CPS (Chicago Public School) counterparts

The Road Less Traveled

Recent reforms aimed at increasing student achievement have focused primarily on what can be termed basic academic skills. A robust research base, however, tells us that student success in school requires a combination of social, emotional, and academic/cognitive competencies. This paper discusses and makes policy recommendations regarding how the developmental sciences can prepare Educators to improve student achievement.

Your Child Has an IEP, but Is the Gap Closing?

Statistics and charts are standard fare at an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting.  The teachers and professionals are likely to show you where your child is performing relative to the

BrainWare SAFARI as Part of the 3rd Grade Curriculum

When BrainWare SAFARI was incorporated into the 3rd-grade curriculum, students experienced an average increase on the CogAT 14 percentile points on their composite scores. The magnitude of increase was generally consistent with previous research students (substantially better in the quantitative subtest).

Easing the Way for English Language Learners

Today, more school districts than ever are challenged with providing an education to children who speak little or no English, often referred to as English Language Learners (ELL).

The Impact of Cognitive Skills Training on Reading Scores in a Bilingual Program

Product Studied:          BrainWare SAFARI Subjects      39 students in 6th through 9th grades in the All -day Program for Low English Proficiency students, School City

Cognitive Skills Training that Sticks

One of the questions we get asked most often when folks look at the dramatic growth BrainWare Safari users experience is their cognitive skills is “What happens later?” In other

Pilot of BrainWare SAFARI with Students in a Title I School

Students in a Title I school in Topeka, KS improved their performance on select cognitive tests by an average of 1 year 10 months, consistent with results from previous research on these three specific tests, following use of BrainWare SAFARI. On a second post-test, following 6 months of non-use of the program, the students' cognitive development was maintained or continued to improve, yielding average total growth of 3 years and 2 months over the school year.

Cognitive Training is for the Gifted Too

Sometimes when I talk to an educator or a parent about BrainWare Safari and cognitive skills, he or she will assume that the program is only for struggling learners or

Video Games and Attention Problems: Cause or Cure

A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics is getting a lot of attention (pun intended)  from parents.  It concludes that more than two hours per day of video-game playing

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