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2014-02-27 23:27:27

Ed-Tech Industry Leader Will Help Guide Award-Winning Adaptive Learning Provider NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 LearnBop today announced the appointment of Jim Behnke as a strategic advisor as the company’s Common Core middle school mathematics program continues to build momentum in schools around the country. According to LearnBop CEO and Founder, Bharanidharan Rajakumar, “This is critical time in our development as we navigate an array of opportunities for strategic...

2014-02-27 23:27:23

eXplorance’s Blue software will assist the Global High Schools network in assessing the impact of a global education program on teachers and students. Montreal (QC) (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 eXplorance Inc., the leading provider of LEM (Learning Experience Management) solutions, announces today that Global High Schools, has selected Blue as the standard learning assessment tool for their network of secondary schools. eXplorance has collaborated with Global High Schools to implement a...

One Gene Influences Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
2014-02-27 15:29:46

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. The study, described in the journal PLOS ONE, measured general intelligence in a group of 156 Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war. All of the study subjects had damage to the prefrontal cortex, a brain region behind the forehead that is...

GMF Message Comprehension Falters When Math Anxiety Prevails
2014-02-27 14:34:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has found that people who experience anxiety around performing mathematical equations are less likely to understand information on genetically-modified foods and other health-related issues, according to a report published in the Journal of Health Communication. "Math anxiety, which happens when people are worried or are concerned about using math or statistics, leads to less effort and decreases the ability to do math,"...

Older Fathers Linked To Higher Risk Of Cognitive, Behavioral Issues In Their Offspring
2014-02-27 10:40:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large new study conducted by a team of American and Swedish researchers has found a connection between paternal age and the risk of a child developing cognitive or behavioral problems. The finding is particularly alarming considering the recent trend of couples putting off raising a family to pursue their careers or other interests. "We were shocked by the findings," said study author Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor of...

2014-02-26 23:29:17

Organizations in Texas, Virginia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts accredited by Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Five organizations have received full accreditation status for their peer recovery support services (PRSS) programs from the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS). In its first-ever round of awards, CAPRSS accredited: The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction...

2014-02-26 23:03:09

Physical exercise proves essential for better cognitive function in children. eReflect urges teachers and parents to pay heed to this new finding that reveals exercise directly affects cognitive function and learning. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 eReflect urges parents and teachers to seriously consider increasing physical exercise for young students to improve their acquisition of new knowledge. According to a recent scientific study by University of Dundee researchers,...

2014-02-26 16:25:58

Cool New Character Coaches Student Writers DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Istation's hip new character, Calvin Cool, joins the program's engaging, animated cast to lead students through interactive, step-by-step lessons that teach the characteristics of good writing. Students and educators with Istation Reading subscriptions can automatically access the newly released "Writing Rules! with Calvin Cool" interactive online writing program. (Logo:...

2014-02-25 12:24:02

Mobile Access to Istation Available for the 2014 School Year DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile access to Istation's computer-adaptive reading instruction is coming to the iPad just in time for the 2014 school year, perfect for transformational educators who embrace mobile learning strategies and innovative schools that adopt 1-to-1 technology, "bring your own device" (BYOD) approaches and mobile computer labs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120709/DA36825LOGO)...

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Increases ADHD Risk: Study
2014-02-25 10:01:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pregnant women go through a wide range of pains throughout their pregnancy and to relieve their discomfort many of them have turned to the pain reliever acetaminophen, which has been on the market since the 1950s. Now, a new study from an international team of researchers has found a link between a mother’s acetaminophen use during pregnancy and increased risk for her child developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...