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Executive Function in Children’s Academic and Life Outcomes

On September 30, BrainFutures facilitated a conversation at the Aspen Brain Institute on the current state of education and young student brain development. Panelists explained how executive function skills and interventions can greatly improve student outcomes in academic performance and overall life success.

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How COVID-19 Stress Compromises Children’s Brains

A recent OpEd in the Hechinger Report explores the dilemma of amplified fear and stress, and potential risks of COVID-related stress on children’s brain development. The good news is executive function skills help students manage stress, while also establishing a neural network foundational to learning.

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Brain Fitness Could Help Raise NAEP Reading Scores

The latest results from the Nation's Report Card show that two out of three children did not meet the standards for reading proficiency set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Research suggests that brain fitness may be the solution to revamping our educational system and improving test scores.

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Every School Should Adopt a Program that Supports Key Executive Function Skills

On September 18, BrainFutures released a report on Brain Fitness and Executive Function: Evidence-Based Interventions that Improve Student Outcomes. The report explains how brain fitness interventions that target executive function skills can play a major role in reducing challenges and increasing positive outcomes for PreK-12 students.

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