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Scientists examine gene's role in language acquisition


  • Science World Report

A gene believed to have mutated more than a half million years ago, called Foxp2, may enable humans to consciously associate words with objects while learning a language, according to a recent study. … Read More

Groups release revised standards for school leaders


  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

The Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration have published revisions to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards. The st… Read More

Research findings could shape diagnosis of ADHD


  • HealthDay News

Brain scans of children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder suggest that key connections related to internal thought and focus are slower to mature in individuals with the disord… Read More

How to turn a past firing into an advantage during a job interview


  • HR Capitalist, The

Job seekers should explain a past firing by telling potential new employers that they didn't "fit" with the previous job, Kinetix chief human resources officer Kris Dunn advises in this blog post. The… Read More