Math can be as scary as spiders and snakes, at least in the brain of an 8-year-old child. And that early anxiety about dealing with numbers can put a child at a significant disadvantage, not only in school but in negotiating life and a career. Fortunately, a study of third-graders, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests an intervention that can help. One-on-one tutoring does more than teach kids, the researchers say. It calms the fear circuitry in the brain, and this leads directly to better math scores.
Picking a major could have a bigger influence on students’ future earnings than deciding to go to college in the first place, according to a new study from Georgetown University. Workers with college degrees earn an average of $1 million more than high school graduates over the course of their lifetimes, the study found.
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