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Helping Homework-Trapped Students

An article in the Washington Post newspaper caught my attention recently.  It talked about “homework-trapped students.”  In the article, Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, a clinical psychologist and author, describes students who

Teaching Teachers about the Brain

Not everyone in education makes the connection between brain science and teaching/learning.  This is something we have observed personally and now it has been underscored by the National Council for

A Glimmer of Understanding: New Concept Formation

When I was in college, I was fascinated with how humans learn and use language.  I took every course I could find related to language — The Philosophy of Language,

Spider Webs: A Halloween Reminder of How Our Brains Work

It is that time of year, the time when you see spider webs everywhere you look — real ones and fake ones.  And they all make me smile.  Why?  Because

Title I: Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Capacity Gap

Since it was first introduced in 1965, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education has sought to even the playing field by providing supplemental funding for schools with populations of students with low socio-economic status (SES).

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

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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