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Physical Activity in Lessons Improves Students' Attainment

Oct 16, 2019 AM EDT Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.

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Study Finds Relationship Between Racial Discipline Disparities and Academic Achievement Gaps in US

Oct 16, 2019 AM EDT An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts a jump in the other, according to a new study published today in ...

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Argonne and University of Illinois Announce Intent to Form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

Oct 13, 2019 PM EDT On Oct. 8, in recognition of National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of ...

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3 Helpful Tips for Every International Students to Ace Any Language Proficiency Test

Oct 14, 2019 AM EDT Here are three tips to help every international student ace the language proficiency test.

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Under Time Pressure, People Tell Us What We Want to Hear

Oct 12, 2019 AM EDT When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows.

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Stanford Psychology Expert Suggests Ways To Focus At Work With New Book Titled: Indistractable

Oct 10, 2019 AM EDT The world is full of distractions. There are a lot of instances we are distracted at work and become unfocused and unproductive. A Stanford Psychology Expert wrote a book about how to avoid ...

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Finding Upends Theory About the Cerebellum's Role in Reading and Dyslexia

Oct 11, 2019 AM EDT New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists say.

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Teaching Excellence Framework Boosts Employability

Oct 09, 2019 PM EDT Teaching excellence is giving employability a boost, helping students find the industry where they belong.

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Focus on Employability Boosts Universities' Success in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Oct 09, 2019 AM EDT Universities' Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) grades - designed to help students choose where to study - are being boosted for the institutions that highlight employability post-university and ...

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NYU Scholar Makes Recommendations to End Disparities in Stem for English Learners

Oct 08, 2019 PM EDT Although non-native English speaking students are just as capable as their peers of learning subject matter in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, they face additional ...

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Virtual Reality may be the Most Effective Next Generation Learning Platform for Health Professionals

Oct 07, 2019 AM EDT The simulated experience may have been created for entertainment, but new studies show it may help foster learning in the health profession.

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Teamwork Reward Leads To Better Learning Among Children

Oct 05, 2019 PM EDT A new study shows that teachers who give rewards to teams than to individual learners can expect better results.

University of Arkansas Project Makes a difference for Low-income Youth with Disabilities

Aug 16, 2019 AM EDT A new report finds that Arkansas PROMISE has succeeded at improving education and career outcomes for participants.

Mathematicians of TU Dresden Develop New Statistical Indicator

Aug 12, 2019 AM EDT Most of us know this phenomenon only too well: as soon as it is hot outside, you get an appetite for cooling ice cream. But would you have thought that mathematics could be involved?

Study Shows We Like Our Math Like We Like Our Art: Beautiful

Aug 12, 2019 AM EDT New Haven, Conn. -- A beautiful landscape painting, a beautiful piano sonata -- art and music are almost exclusively described in terms of aesthetics, but what about math? Beyond useful or brilliant, ...

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