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Pros and Cons of Video Games for Kids with ADHD

Today’s tweens and teens spend a lot of their free time playing video games. Are you concerned by this? Are video games good or bad for kids?

You be interested in watching this video featuring Jodi Gold, M.D. She is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and author of Screen-Smart Parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your Child’s Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices, on the benefits and drawbacks of video games.

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Research shows that class size matters a lot!

There is often disagreement over class size. Does it really make a difference? Well, the latest research out of Northwestern University published for the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder makes it very clear, size does matter, a lot.

The study shows that class size is an important determinant of student outcomes. The study also suggests that the larger the size, the higher the cost to society in the future in terms of formation. Regarding low-income and minority children, class size reduction shows an immediate payoff for these groups.

Small classes work in part due to higher student engagement, teaching is tailored to each student and increased time on each task.

The research is there. Class size matters!

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