A large genetic study has identified 1,271 gene variants linked to a person's educational attainment. Researchers also developed a scoring system that can give a rough prediction of how educated a person is based on his or her DNA.
Feature | Science July 24, 2018
Students whose circadian rhythms are not in sync with their class schedules are more likely to have lower grades. Which students are most vulnerable to the effects of class-induced jet lags?
Feature | Health March 30, 2018
School children who received structured musical lessons had significant improvements in cognitive skills, which include inhibition, planning, and memory skills. They also showed improved academic achievement. What are other benefits of music?
Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018
Obesity among white girls could impact their academic performance. According to new research, teachers tend to evaluate this group with lower grades, especially in subjects such as English.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2017
New research has shown that emotional positioning and academic performance are correlated. A longitudinal study carried out in Germany pointed out that children's attitude toward a subject can impact their performance.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 10, 2017
Birds of the same feather really do flock together. Researchers have found that social networks have the ability to influence academic performance, which leads to friends generally reaching the same level of achievement.
Society December 10, 2015
Cardiff University public health experts confirmed the link between breakfast and students' educational attainment. Interventions in young people's health can lead to overall boost in the educational attainment of young people.
Life November 17, 2015
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