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A Marriage of Art and Learning: An Interview with James Catterall

Dr. James Catterall, professor at UCLA's Graduate School of Education, says that his academic career has taken him down three main paths over the last few decades. The first was the examination of the economics of education, a pursuit that...
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Playing the Piano Might Make You Smarter

We've seen no small amount of hoopla over the suggestion, first made in the journal Nature in 1993, that listening to Mozart might improve spatial-temporal reasoning abilities. This news set off a series of events that might best be described...
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Sleeping In: Teens’ Circadian Clocks Keep Their Own Time. Should Schools Adapt?

"There are always some students who can't get the motor running," says Gregory Downs, an instructor at DePaul University and former high school teacher. "Some of them have been up until one in the morning, and they struggle to be...
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No Learning without Peace

In the relatively short time since the massacre at Columbine High School in April 1999, the incident has grown to embody the need for educational and gun-control reform in the United States. But it has also focused attention on how...
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Bill Newsome’s Neural Basis of Behavior

Dr. William Newsome is sitting at his PC computer grumbling. "Do you know what IBM stands for?" Newsome asks in a slight Southern drawl. "It stands for 'I'm Building a Mac'," he quips, displaying quick-witted charm and ardent loyalty to...
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