Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks

Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks After just 1 ½ months, participants increased their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those of middle-aged adults, 30 years younger. Control group members, who did not take classes, showed no change in their performance. “The participants in the…

Miley Cyrus promises tour will be educational and artistic

In an interview with her sister, singer says kids will learn about different kinds of art from her Bangerz tour Guardian Music theguardian.com,  Sunday 9 February 2014 07.12 EST Miley Cyrus … education, education, education. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Clear Channel Miley Cyrus says her Bangerz tour will be educational. Though tweets from tour rehearsals…

$130 billion a year wasted on poor quality education: UN

29  Jan 2014 Paris (AFP) A quarter of a billion children worldwide are failing to learn basic reading and maths skills in an education crisis that costs governments $129 billion annually, the UN’s cultural agency warned in a report Wednesday. Inadequate teaching across the world has left a legacy of illiteracy more widespread than previously…

‘Hip-hop’ students unfairly targeted, study finds

Published: Jan. 10, 2014 Black and Latino “hip-hop” students are disproportionately punished in urban schools, finds a two-year study that sheds light on some of the unfair disciplinary practices newly targeted by the Obama administration. Muhammad Khalifa, a Michigan State University assistant professor of education, found that students who identified with hip-hop culture were often…

Nature trumps nurture in exam success: GCSE results are ‘mainly determined by genes,’ says landmark study of twins

Conclusion that teachers are less important than biology sparks outrage, as researchers call for national curriculum to be abandoned in favour of personalised lesson plans Richard Garner Wednesday, 11 December 2013 Genetics has a more powerful influence on pupils’ GCSE exam results than teachers, schools or family environment, according to a new study published tonight.…

Harvard students don’t know the capital of Canada

Friday, 22 November 2013 Harvard students are asked who is the capital of Canada? This sort of question is typically answered by someone who has gone through the third grade in Europe (excluding UK), but students at Harvard (supposedly greatest school in the US), have exceptionally tough time coming up with the correct answer. Finally,…

The perks of US education standards: ‘’Who is Fidel Castro?’ – ‘A singer?’ “About 95% failed to name the winners and the losers in WWII”

EEV: Needs second source confirmation The perks of US education standards: ‘’Who is Fidel Castro?’ – ‘A singer?’ After graduating from American high schools, many children of wealthy Tajik, Kyrgyz and Uzbek families have failed entrance exams at universities in their home countries. English proved to be their only strong point. On every other high…

CIA Vaccine Hoax Condemned By Public Health Deans

  William McGuinness william.mcguinness@huffingtonpost.com Posted: 01/10/2013  5:41 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/10/2013  6:32 pm EST University public health schools’ deans say health workers should be off limits. Public health school deans from prominent colleges and universities across the country have signed a letter condemning a hoax the Central Intelligence Agency reportedly used to obtain DNA samples from…