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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

Dyslexia Linked to Brain Communication Breakdown

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=dyslexia-linked-to-brain-communication-breakdown ___________________________________________________ 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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How poverty molds the brain: Poor neural processing of sound linked to lower maternal education

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-poverty-molds-brain-poor-neural.html ___________________________________________________ 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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Just a Few Years of Early Musical Training Benefits the Brain Later in Life

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The Effect of Grade Placement on English Language Learners’ Academic Achievement

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Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents from a UK cohort

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2013/10/04/bjsports-2013-092334 ___________________________________________________ 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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Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind

“Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind” is the title of an report on new research published last week in the journal, Science. According to the research abstract: Understanding others’ mental states is a crucial skill that enables the complex … Continue reading

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First Global Study Confirms Widely Held Practices On Science, Math, and Reading Education

“First Global Study Confirms Widely Held Practices On Science, Math, and Reading Education” is the title of a recent ScienceDaily article summarizing new research from the International Education Association and Boston College. According to the article: It’s a long held belief … Continue reading

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Ode to positive constructive daydreaming

A recent issue of the journal, Frontiers in Psychology, features a review article, “Ode to positive constructive daydreaming.” According to the article’s abstract: Nearly 60 years ago, Jerome L. Singer launched a groundbreaking research program into daydreaming (Singer, 1955, 1975, 2009) that presaged and … Continue reading

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White matter microstructure correlates of mathematical giftedness and intelligence quotient

“White matter microstructure correlates of mathematical giftedness and intelligence quotient” is the title of an article reporting new research appearing in this month’s issue of the scientific journal, Human Brain Mapping. According to the article’s abstract: Recent functional neuroimaging studies have … Continue reading

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Inner-ear disorders may cause hyperactivity

“Inner-ear disorders may cause hyperactivity” is the title of an article appearing earlier this month in the online Medical Xpress. The article summarizes new research appearing in the online edition of Science. According to the Medical Xpress article: Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought … Continue reading

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