Monthly Archives: February 2013

ABSTRACT Shared genetics among major psychiatric disorders

According to a new study by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, five psychiatric disorders that do not symptomatically seem to have much in common share a genetic link. The disorders are autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive … Continue reading

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InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

From Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/briefs/inbrief_series/inbrief_the_science_of_ecd/ ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Different Types of Parental Involvement Programs for Urban Students

From the Harvard Family Research Project: http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/a-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-different-types-of-parental-involvement-programs-for-urban-students ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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On the Road to Assessing Deeper Learning: The Status of Smarter Balanced and PARCC Assessment Consortia

From the National Center for Research on Evaluations, Standards, & Student Testing (January 2013): http://www.cse.ucla.edu/products/reports.php?action=fetch&id=823# ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas … Continue reading

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KIPP Middle Schools: Impacts on Achievement and Other Outcomes

From Mathematica Policy Research, February 27, 2013: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/publications/pdfs/education/KIPP_execsumm.pdf ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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ABSTRACT The impacts of coordinative exercise on executive function in kindergarten children: an ERP study

From Experimental Brain Research, March 2013, Volume 225, Issue 2, pp 187-196: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00221-012-3360-9. ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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“Winners” of the 2012 Bunkum Awards for Truly Rotten Education Research

This just in from the National Education Policy Center: http://nepc.colorado.edu/newsletter/2013/02/bunkum-2012 ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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