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Pulling the Plug on English Departments – The Daily Beast

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/28/pulling-the-plug-on-english-departments.html

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About half of kids’ learning ability is in their DNA, study says. But “appetite” is still a major factor.

From the Los Angeles Times:

You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ab…

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http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-math-reading-genes-20140711-story.html

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Article: What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips?

What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/04/14/what-should-we-focus-on-learning-in-an-age-where-almost-all-information-is-at-your-fingertips/

Parental Involvement Is Overrated – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com

These researchers say the data shows it is better to discuss their day at school and to impart a high value to getting an education and going to college, rather than “help” with the homework.

Parental Involvement Is Overrated – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com.

Studies show babies who have more interactions with caring adults do better in school and are more likely to graduate. #talkreadsing : First5CA

http://inagist.com/all/446097227283329026/

The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/the-story-behind-the-sat-overhaul.html?_r=0&referrer=