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Bruce Wayne to Batman: It’s basic physiology

He's not from another planet. He wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider. He's not a government experiment. And he really can't fly.

March 15, 2011 12:00 am
Preschool helps, but funding could be limited

Preschool helps, but funding could be limited

New research shows preschool programs have major benefits for young children, even as the federal government considers cutting the funding for Head Start, an early childhood program that serves over 36,000 preschool students in Illinois and over 980,000 preschool students nationally.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am
Preschool helps, but funding could be limited

Preschool helps, but funding could be limited

Head Start programs, such as the one here at James B. McPherson Elementary School in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, can have a big impact on their students. Head Start also faces budget cuts.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am
Making the grade: Nature and nurture can both help and hurt

Making the grade: Nature and nurture can both help and hurt

Learning environments would be more effective if they were tailored to students' genetic propensities, said behavioral geneticist Claire Haworth from King's College London Institute of Psychiatry.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
Making the grade: Nature and nurture can both help or hurt

Making the grade: Nature and nurture can both help or hurt

Some children learn more quickly in classrooms than others. But slow learners shouldn't give up hope - or options for learning tools such as computers that individualize education.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
Writing by hand better for learning, study shows

Writing by hand better for learning, study shows

The physical act of making new letters or characters by hand, such as these in Chinese, can help learners remember them better, research shows.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
Writing by hand better for learning, study shows

Writing by hand better for learning, study shows

Don't write off pen and paper just yet. New research shows the old-fashioned tools can make you a stronger learner.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
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