academic performance

Strong hearts help kids secure higher grades


August 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Having a healthy heart and lungs may help middle school students secure higher grades in math and reading, says a new research."Cardiorespiratory fitness was the only ... Read more...

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A battle won for girls’ education in male bastion (Feature with images)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) It has been a tough battle for Faiza Nisar Ali who helped steer the entry of girls into the erstwhile male bastion of the historic ... Read more...

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Shanghai may get its first boys school


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Shanghai may soon have its first boys school if a plan by an education official gets the go-ahead.The single-sex school solution is being proposed in a ... Read more...

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Panel to probe AIIMS suicide


March 6th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Tuesday constituted a committee of senior faculty members to probe into the academic performance of an MBBS ... Read more...

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AIIMS mourns death of medical student


March 5th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A day after a student allegedly committed suicide as he was disturbed over his academic performance, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Monday ... Read more...

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Peyton Manning makes donation to scholarship fund


February 20th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) University of Tennessee alum Peyton Manning has increased his donation to the school’s scholarship fund which was instituted in 1998. Manning and wife Ashley made the donation ... Read more...

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Electric shock improves academic performance


January 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Passing small electric currents through the brain can lead to increased academic performance and boost people's learning, a study has said.Known as "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation", ... Read more...

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All study, no play making your Jack a dull boy: Study


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Ever thought why does your child fail to perform better in classroom or be cheerful? Well, you can get your answer the sooner you understand the ... Read more...

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Software that tracks your child, identifies right career


November 13th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 (IANS) It can identify the right career for your child, tell you when he's mischievously missing from the class and message you his test scores as soon ... Read more...

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Curiosity helps students perform well at school


October 30th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for students, it seems to be as important as intelligence in determining how well they perform at school.So psychological ... Read more...

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40 orphans honoured in Dubai


September 9th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 9 (IANS/WAM) A total of 40 orphans have been honoured in Dubai for their outstanding academic performance.Minister of Social Affairs Maryam Al Roumi honoured them as part of ... Read more...

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Nagging parents drive kids into playing videogames


September 8th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Well, if your kids play a lot of videogames, chances are that they do it because you nag them, says a research.Nagging parents seem to drive ... Read more...

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Exercise more for a good brain


July 26th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) That exercise helps maintain good health is well known but it also improves your brain's wellness, say researchers.New research conducted at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... Read more...

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Two Jamia girl students get scholarships


April 29th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Two girl students of the Jamia Millia Islamia were awarded scholarships worth Rs.25,000 per year for their academic performance, a varsity official said Friday.Uzma Yousuf, ... Read more...

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Too many extracurricular activities ‘can harm kids’ academic performance’


March 28th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): A study has found that children who take part in more than 17 hours of extracurricular activities a week could be harming their educational prospects.Researchers have argued parents ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation ‘improves Math and English scores’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique may be an effective approach to improve math and English academic achievement in low-performing students.The study was conducted ... Read more...

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Scottish teens to get sleep training in schools


March 16th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Schools around Scotland are to be offered resources to teach teenagers how to get enough sleep.The teaching pack created by the charity Sleep Scotland is to be used ... Read more...

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UK docs, medical students’ academic performance varies by ethnicity


March 9th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that UK trained doctors and medical students from minority ethnic groups tend to underperform academically compared with their white counterparts.This attainment gap has ... Read more...

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Even moderate sleep loss could adversely affect kids with ADHD


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a ... Read more...

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Social, emotional skills boost success at school


February 6th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Success at school comes with a combination of social, emotional and academic savviness. A new analysis of school-based social and emotional learning programmmes has found that these ... Read more...

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Social and emotional learning programs boost students’ skills


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has found that social and emotional learning programs improve students' attitudes and behaviors, and in some cases, even boost academic performance.Researchers at Loyola University Chicago ... Read more...

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Good high school grades bolster health


December 8th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The 'A' grades that high schoolers earn also bolsters their health as adults.New research by Pamela Herd, associate professor of public affairs and sociology at the University ... Read more...

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Good grades lead to better health: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Good grades do make you teachers' favorite whereas parents shower excessive love if you are their 'A' grader child. And now a new research has revealed that they ... Read more...

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Narcissistic students ‘more likely to cheat’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that college students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments.The results suggested that narcissists ... Read more...

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Simple writing exercises could help women succeed in science


November 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a brief writing exercise can help women improve their academic performance in physics and reduce some of the well-documented differences between male ... Read more...

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IQ scores can’t predict academic performances of autistic kids


November 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that many children with autism spectrum disorders are academically more capable than their IQ scores would suggest.In a study by researchers at ... Read more...

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Announces $100M In Grants


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan announced today that almost one hundred million dollars in grants will be issued to help state and local initiatives which will improve ... Read more...

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Secretary of Education - Arne Duncan announces $100 million in grants


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced $100 million in grants. The goal of these grants would be to support and aid all the local initiatives, which would ... Read more...

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IVF kids score better on academic tests


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) actually perform better than age-and gender-matched peers on academic tests, a new study found.The University of Iowa study found that children ... Read more...

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Using Facebook can lower exam grades


September 7th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Students who browse through social networking website Facebook during their study time obtain lower grades than those who don't. A study has found that examination results of those ... Read more...

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Facebook addiction could lower students’ grades by 20pct


September 7th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): Students who are logged on to Facebook while studying get significantly lower grades than those who do not, according to psychologists.A study has found that the ... Read more...

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Academic performance in adolescence linked to gene variants


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the academic performance of adolescents will suffer in at least one of four key subjects -- English, math, science, history -- if ... Read more...

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Kids more likely to do homework if they see it as investment, not chore


August 21st, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A new research at the University of Michigan suggests that children are more likely to do their homework if they see it as an investment, not a chore.The ... Read more...

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First-borns ‘are smarter their siblings’


August 14th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Birth order within families, long blamed for sibling rivalries, may also affect children's personality and intelligence, a new study suggests.Researchers say that first-borns are typically smarter, while younger ... Read more...

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Meerut varsity to create web page for each student


June 19th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, June 19 (IANS) Students of Meerut University may not like it, but their parents surely will. The varsity is launching a web page with details of the academic performance and attendance ... Read more...

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