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Despite health and learning benefits, half of parents against later school start times
Despite health and learning benefits, half of parents against later school start times (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The early morning starts of most high schools work against teens’ natural sleep patterns. Experts say change is needed. Leading paediatrics and sleep associations agree: teens shouldn’t start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are split ... Read More »

Understanding autism traits key to classroom outcomes
Understanding autism traits key to classroom outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teacher knowledge of autism-related behaviour is a key factor in successful classroom outcomes. PhD candidate Libby Macdonald from Griffith University and The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), said with about 73% of students on the autism ... Read More »

Unconscious weight bias among school-age children
Unconscious weight bias among school-age children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research in the July 2017 Pediatrics suggests school-age children in the United States tend to have an unconscious bias against their peers with obesity. For the pilot study, “Implicit Weight Bias in Children Age 9-11 Years​” (published online June 23), ... Read More »

Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning
Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found. Academics from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have been ... Read More »

New app a game changer for learning fractions
New app a game changer for learning fractions (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new maths game developed in WA has improved Perth primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10% over their classmates according to new research. The Abydos app was developed by Edith Cowan University and St Stephen’s School ... Read More »

Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom
Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Professor Vicki Bitsika, Director for the national Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) at Bond University urges Australians to consider the benefits of including children on the autism spectrum in mainstream classrooms. She noted that too often these children are ... Read More »

Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school
Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia is lagging behind the US and Europe in providing consistent services to help childhood cancer survivors successfully reintegrate into their schools, UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists say. “This is an issue that society is blind to, and it’s not just cancer ... Read More »

Students with ADHD failing to meet minimum education standards
Students with ADHD failing to meet minimum education standards (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A high number of Australian children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are struggling academically, with an alarming 40% of students failing to meet the literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) national minimum standards, new research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ... Read More »

How do preemies perform in school?
How do preemies perform in school? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents. The large-scale ... Read More »

Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns
Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Kids with musical training may have an advantage when it comes to detecting statistical patterns, both audio and visual ones, a new study led by Macquarie University researchers has found. The results of the study, published in Clinical Neurophysiology, indicate ... Read More »

 
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