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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

Your Child May Need an IEP

How did your child do this year in school?  Were you disappointed when you saw the grades on that final report card?   It can be a letdown from that feeling