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Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well. In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids , the researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, University of Pittsburgh, Supplement, DHA, Life, Food, Vegetables, LA, Education

Sun Sep 14, 2014


CHS buoyed by - very good' ACT scores

Cathedral High School starts the new school year buoyed by high ACT scores, a new principal, a number of new staff, and several initiatives to further improve the curriculum, school climate and facilities. Among other things, St. Anthony Elementary reports the addition of an after-school care program, a new Home and School Association, curriculum and facility updates, and initiatives to further strengthen Catholic identity, healthy lifestyles, instructional technology, and the individualization of instruction.


Related Topix: Education, St. Anthony, MN, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Shelly, MN

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

10 Years Later: 4 Gadgets That Left TI-84s in the Past

Ten years ago consumers were still reading paper books instead of eBooks on Kindles and other eReaders. Ten years ago consumers were still thinking of smartwatches as a science fiction device on their favorite TV show.


Related Topix: Education

The GMAT Club Journal

MBA Admissions Tip: Dealing with a Low GPA

Explaining a low GPA can be difficult and it requires you to examine your GPA's trend. Consider the following scenarios: a Scenario A - 3.0 GPA, upward trend - You goofed off for your first few semesters and didn't weigh the consequences.


Related Topix: Education

Westland Observer

Students earn college degrees, recognitionStudents earn college...

Students earn college degrees, recognition Students from Wayne, Westland and Garden City have received college honors. Check out this story on a Julie Moffitt of Westland has been named to the Spring Honors List for the 2013-2014 academic year at Concordia University.


Related Topix: Westland, MI, Garden City, MI, Wayne, MI, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MI, Education

Demarest teacher singled out for national recognition

Sorge, 30, whose been leading a classroom for just seven years, was chosen by the National Education Association for the award given to teachers in Grades K-12. Only five teachers are chosen from each grade level nationwide - 10 percent of the applicants.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education

Xenia Daily Gazette

New report cards show link between poverty, student performance

Analysis of the Ohio School Report Cards released Friday shows poverty continues to be a driving factor in student performance at school districts across the state. The analysis was conducted by Howard B. Fleeter, a consultant with the Education Tax Policy Institute , on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association , Ohio Association of School Business Officials and Buckeye Association of School Administrators .


Related Topix: Education Etc., Ohio, Education

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Royal Court hopefuls try out for a place in the 2015 Rose Parade

One girl wore black high-top tennies with white socks. Another wore six-inch wedgies.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Education

St. Petersburg Times

Romano: A stand against school testing is long overdue

The voice of the revolution is calm. It is kind. It is the voice of a 59-year-old kindergarten teacher who cares more about her students than her paycheck.


Related Topix: Brevard County, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, Education Etc., Education

Burlington Times News

Six ABSS schools must make plans for closing achievement gaps

The state has labeled six local schools as not meeting targets aimed at closing achievement gaps, and those schools have to come up with a plan to fix that. That means for two years in a row these local high schools did not have enough students in different subgroups taking - "participating" in - and passing - "performance" on - required tests.


Related Topix: Education

The Medina Gazette

State grades Medina County schools; most districts get A's

Medina County did well in the latest state report cards, with six of the seven districts receiving A grades for meeting proficiency tests and graduation rate standards. Only Black River scored lower than the top mark - getting a B for meeting 20 of 24 standards.


Related Topix: Medina County, OH, Medina, OH, Education

San Mateo Daily Journal

Applying oneself

Coinciding with the onslaught of their last year of high school, members of the class of 2015 are faced with one of the most dreaded parts of adolescence - applying to colleges. From the beginning of the academic school year until May 1, seniors will be writing and rewriting essays, searching for teachers to put a good word in for them through letters of recommendation and dealing with their egos after receiving letters of acceptance and rejection from colleges.


Related Topix: Education

In Camden, NEA leader criticizes charter schools, testing

The newly elected head of the National Education Association - the largest professional employee union in the country - visited Camden on Friday, and criticized standardized testing and the financial drain charter schools can put on traditional public schools. Lily Eskelsen Garcia was elected Sept.


Related Topix: Camden, NY, Education

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Medical News Today

High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement

A new study from Finland has suggested that being active could be crucial to making a good start when children first begin school. Researchers have found that high levels of physical activity are associated with early academic achievement - particularly in boys.


Related Topix: Travel, Finland Travel, Europe Travel, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Education, Health

Herald Independent

ACT prep program yields high scores for FCHS

Fairfield Central High School's graduating seniors from 2013 scored above the benchmark in every category on American College Testing , according to results released by the S.C. Department of Education. Fairfield test takers surpassed the benchmark of 14.2 by achieving and average of 15.6 in English; surpassing the 16.5 benchmark with an average score of 16.8 in Math; surpassing the benchmark of 16.2 in Reading with an average score of 16.6; as well as surpassing the benchmark of 16.5 with an average score of 16.6 in Science.


Related Topix: Education

US News & World Report

How the New SAT Is Trying to Redefine College Readiness

Jessa Stein , now a sophomore at Pitzer College, opted to be judged on her other merits and held back her test scores. If you are checking out the Best Colleges rankings as a junior or senior, you're preparing to sit - or have already sat - for the 2400-point SAT, complete with its fancy vocabulary words and mandatory essay.


Related Topix: Education, Pitzer College, University of Arizona, Claremont, CA

Detroit News

Ray Liotta dug deep to play a preacher in 'The Identical'

Ray Liotta just wanted to have fun. Back in the 1970s, the Jersey boy got wind that the University of Miami had a party reputation, and he wanted in.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, Field of Dreams, Drama Movies, Ray Liotta, Celebrities, University of Miami, Education, Entertainment

Heritage building success

Heritage math department head Matt Smith looks at the work page from Niklaus Smith, 13, during the eighth-grade algebra I class on Wednesday at Heritage Junior Senior High. In a world of high-stakes standardized testing, Indiana's spring academic drill, ISTEP+, tells the story in cold, hard numbers.


Related Topix: Education, Indiana

ABC News

Fred Hollows School Awards honour the community work of ACT primary school students

The Fred Hollows School Award, now in its third year, recognises the positive contribution ACT school children are making in the community. "Fred was a person who really cared about everyone," said Gabi Hollows, founding director of the Fred Hollows Foundation which was launched in 1992, just months before her husband died from cancer.


Related Topix: Education

Thu Sep 11, 2014

OP-ED | Pendulum Swings Back On Standardized Tests, History Repeats Itself

It's easy to dismiss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent plea to "reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests" as an election-year ploy, given the most recent public polls on the topic. But Malloy's seeming shift in educational policy is as much a lesson in history as it is a political gambit.


Related Topix: Education, George Bush, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Education Etc., Opinion