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Physical exercises in classrooms help students do better in exams

October 22, 2019

Close your eyes for a second and imagine a classroom full of kids. What did you see? Everyone…
UB research to assess connecting ADHD student’s special ed goals with daily classroom work

January 12, 2019

University at Buffalo faculty member Gregory Fabiano is continuing his nationally recognized work with ADHD children with a…
The effects of video game-based exercise in preschool-aged children

January 9, 2019

The prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled (6.5 percent to 16.9 percent) in the United States…
Young children are often misdiagnosed with ADHD by being compared with older kids

October 21, 2018

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as simply ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental mental disorder. Children with ADHD typically…
Why teachers should embrace digital devices in the classroom

September 25, 2018

France’s recent decision to pass a law banning the use of cellphones, tablets and smart watches at school…
Back to school, back to a proper sleeping schedule – how long do children have to sleep?

August 29, 2018

You know what‘s coming next week? School year is starting again, which is an important change for all…
Build your own NASA Curiosity rover with Raspberry Pi

August 2, 2018

Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi.…
Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks

April 3, 2018

It may be time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, according to a new…
Computing in UK schools: the report card

November 10, 2017

Today the Royal Society published After the Reboot, a report card on the state of computing education in…
Poll: Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health issues

September 19, 2017

If your child had an asthma attack during the school day, would school personnel know how to respond?…
Back-to-school worries for parents? 1 in 3 very concerned bullying, cyberbullying will impact their kids

August 23, 2017

Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school. Bullying and cyberbullying…
First year of grade school sharpens kids’ attention skills

May 11, 2017

The first year of elementary school markedly boosts a child’s attentiveness, according to new research from UC Berkeley…
Study identifies a key to preventing disruptive behavior in preschool classrooms

January 23, 2017

Young children who display disruptive behavior reduce those behaviors when their teacher spends extra time playing individually with…
Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era

November 22, 2016

Measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according…
Robotic surrogates help chronically ill kids maintain social, academic ties at school

September 9, 2016

Chronically ill, homebound children who use robotic surrogates to “attend” school feel more socially connected with their peers…
Schools affect the spread of eating disorders

April 25, 2016

Many factors, such as image of beauty in society, contribute to the spread of eating disorders.  Pictures of…
Rough Discipline, in Black and White

January 26, 2016

In a time when questions of racial inequality once again roil the nation, a UC Santa Barbara researcher…
Even children with higher IQs behave better when their sleep apnea is fixed

January 11, 2016

Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows…
Shorter sleeping linked to poor academic performance of students

December 2, 2015

How do you imagine the evening of a typical teenager? Social networks, maybe some energy drinks. However, it…
Study Says to Improve Schools, Spend More—Why This Challenges Conventional Wisdom

November 30, 2015

All American children are guaranteed a free public education, but nobody pretends that education is “equal.” The quality…
The spillover effect: Good teaching doesn’t stop at the classroom door

November 27, 2015

Effective teachers don’t just impact their own students’ achievement, they can significantly improve the performance of their fellow…
Working on your tot’s memory now can help his high school success

November 5, 2015

Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk…
Battling obesity in the classroom with exercise

October 6, 2015

There’s another burst of seat-bouncing, giggling and shouting in researcher Rebecca Hasson’s simulated classroom at the University of…
Healthy Choices program for middle schoolers helps reduce obesity, encourage healthy habits

August 26, 2015

An interdisciplinary school program designed to promote healthy behaviors reduced the percentage of 7th graders who were overweight…
Bad report card: Are parents too tough?

August 17, 2015

Before the new school year begins, here’s a pop quiz for parents of middle-school children: What do you…
More U.S. secondary schools serve healthier lunches

July 30, 2015

Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition…
Study of first-time smartphone users reveals devices may be detrimental to learning process

July 9, 2015

A yearlong study of first-time smartphone users by researchers at Rice University and the U.S. Air Force found…
Legacy of slavery still impacts education in the South

June 23, 2015

Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education…
Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity

June 5, 2015

An evaluation of a school-based program to prevent childhood obesity finds encouraging signs that the effort is making…
New index of children’s ‘school readiness’ highlights importance of family support

May 28, 2015

The importance of family support on a child’s ‘school readiness’ is highlighted in a study published this month…
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