When Brain Training Works – Points of Controversy
Pre-publication publicity for a new book on the value of brain training claims that there are 5 conditions that make it effective. While this discussion surfaces some important considerations, it is likely to disappoint anyone who adheres strictly to the five conditions. Here’s where the advice falls short.
Thoughts on the Value of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative
The BRAIN Initiative announced recently by President Barack Obama has underscored the importance of better understanding brain-behavior relationships and it holds potential for deeper knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the
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
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