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Music training sharpens brain pathways, studies say

New research suggests that the complexity involved in practicing and performing music may help students’ cognitive development. Studies released last month at the Society for Neuroscience meeting here find that music training may increase the neural connections in regions of…

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Northbrook experiments with ‘partner teaching’

It's morning at Northbrook's Shabonee School, and that means a group of about 20 third-graders, known as the "Blue Class," is learning how to plot information on a line graph. Next door from Sandy Olson's classroom is Melissa Metzinger's "Red Class,"…

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Civil rights groups wary on waiver-renewal guidelines

Civil rights groups that have been waiting for years for federal officials to address the problem of inequitable distribution of effective teachers suffered a setback when U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan backtracked on plans to attach more requirements for…

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Students air their thoughts on language preservation

A concern would be that math homework you forgot to do or those pesky pimples that refuse to go away. But for 10 students at Dilcon Community School, their concern is the fact that not many kids speak the Diné language…

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