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Does Pollution Really Harm Children’s Working Memory?

Pollution harms students’ working memory, both on their commute to school and in the classroom. Until we can solve this larger social problem, a less polluted route to school should be explored. Continue reading



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The Struggles of Young-for-their-Grade Students

If a school has a strict cut-off date for a particular grade, then some students will be almost a full year younger than others. The age-appropriate developmental differences between the youngest and the oldest kindergartener might be substantial. Continue reading



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Early Brain Science and What We Do About It: Starting Off on the Wrong Foot

The brain is an incredible machine with immense potential. When we are born, our brains are wired to learn from, and adapt to, our environment. Given what we know about the brain’s unique malleability in the first years of life,



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The World’s Obsession With Plastic May Damage Developing Brains

It’s easy to look at the past and guffaw at human negligence related to healthy living. Smoking, now commonly known to cause lung cancer among other illness, was just a few decades ago considered a harmless social norm.  Through the



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Research Morsel: Digital Media vs. Flourishing

  The Findings: Researchers at Brown University1 have found that increased time spent on “digital media” reduces the likelihood of “flourishing.” For example, students who spent 2-4 hours on digital media were 23% less likely to complete homework than those



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