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Over six mn Latin American, Caribbean kids not in school


September 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said ... 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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‘Talking numbers’ can improve a child’s math skills


November 10th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Research has revealed that young children's math skills improve when parents talk frequently about numbers.University of Chicago said that, for instance, children whose parents talked more about numbers ... 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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Tampering Of Test Scores By Teachers Causes Concern


June 14th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Houston, June 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Normandy Crossing Elementary School has been in the limelight for reasons that it can hardly be proud of.A number of employees of the school ... Read more...

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Violent video games may raise aggression in some


June 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Spending time by playing violent video games can make some teenagers more hostile, particularly those who are less agreeable, less conscientious and easily angered.However, for others, it ... Read more...

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Lack of morning light delays sleep in teens


February 17th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Insufficient daily morning light exposure contributes to teenagers not getting enough sleep, concludes a new study."As teenagers spend more time indoors, they miss out on essential morning light ... Read more...

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Student laptops help improve classroom performance


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new collection of research suggests that one computer per student leads to better performance.The findings of the studies, published by Boston College's Lynch School of Education, have ... Read more...

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Neighbourhoods predict kids’ reading skills: Study


January 15th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): The neighbourhoods where children live predict their reading skills several years later, according to a new study.The study from the University of British Columbia has found that children ... Read more...

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Chewing sugar-free gum can reduce calorie intake


October 28th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Chewing sugar-free gum can reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure, a nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island has said.To reach the conclusion, Kathleen Melanson, URI ... Read more...

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Outdoor activities improve kids’ school performance


September 6th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): The more time kids spend outside, the more they are likely to perform well at school, according to a new study.National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) new report suggests that ... Read more...

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How to reduce cheating among students


August 9th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Cheating among students is reaching 'epidemic' proportions. In some studies, up to 80 percent of high-achieving high school students and 75 percent of college students admit to cheating. ... Read more...

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Do bilinguals have distinct language areas in the brain?


July 10th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) A new study sheds light on how first and second languages are represented in the brain of a bilingual person. The research reveals that first and second languages ... Read more...

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Cell phones, video games dont harm kids academic performance


March 25th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Cell phones and video games have no detrimental effects on students academic performance, says a new study.Lead researcher Linda Jackson, Michigan State University professor of psychology revealed ... Read more...

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Confusion, not cheating, behind academic plagiarism


March 23rd, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Confusion over what constitutes plagiarism is a leading cause of unauthorized use of written material at graduate school level, says an expert."There is something happening at the ... Read more...

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Perception of time pressure impairs performance


February 11th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): If you feel that you don''t have enough time to finish a task in hand, then chances are your finished work won''t be up to the mark, ... Read more...

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Medicinal cannabis may help relieve neuropathic pain among HIV patients


August 7th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A team of researchers in the U.S. has found medicinal cannabis, also known as marijuana, to be effective in relieving the neuropathic pain which is associated with ... Read more...

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Asians academic performance goes up with best friends of different race


April 6th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 6 (ANI): For Asians, having a best friend of a different race increase their chances of being academically successful, according to a new study.Researchers led by education professor ... Read more...

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