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David O. McKay School Of Education

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October 15, 2019
Encouraging teenagers to participate in sports could help them face challenges now and in the future.
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April 21, 2019
Bruna Goncalves, a student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in special education, found her passion for behavioral research through the love she has for her best friend and older sister, Barbara.
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January 01, 2019
It’s a challenging proposition for anyone: Lie flat on your back, helmet covering half of your face, in a tight-quartered MRI capsule that would make even the non-claustrophobe jittery. Then try not to move for 45 minutes. For children and adolescents with autism and low verbal and cognitive performance (LVCP), that proposition has been nearly impossible without sedation — until now.
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June 25, 2018
BYU researchers found that though most comments on TEDx and TED-Ed videos are neutral, women receive more of both positive and negative comments than men.

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July 18, 2017
Despite efforts from No Child Left Behind to promote “highly qualified” teaching, BYU research shows that just 36 percent of new science teachers are teaching only in their trained subject.

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May 29, 2017
Schoolchildren have become accustomed to digital communication — think texting — but haven’t necessarily learned to switch off the habits formed in casual communication when using digital media for academic purposes.

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May 14, 2017
Dozens of studies from a team of BYU researchers show college students don't necessarily need to spend thousands of dollars on textbooks to get a high-quality education.

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March 23, 2017
More than 800 elementary and middle school students descended on the Lehi Legacy Center pool last week, but none of them got in the water.
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March 06, 2017
Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a BYU researchers is trying to figure out how to get kids to eat from them.

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February 08, 2017
New research from BYU’s autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism — clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.

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February 01, 2017
BYU education professor David Barney recently published two studies on P.E. practices that can help kids have better experiences: listening to music and picking teams privately.

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December 14, 2016
Faculty in the BYU school psychology program do more, high-quality research than any other group of school psychology professors in the US, as stated by academic journal Research and Practice in the Schools.

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May 18, 2016
More kids in your family. Less education. This pattern isn’t new, but a team of researchers led by BYU sociology professor Ben Gibbs studied why that educational dip occurs and found that there are exceptions to the trend.

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March 15, 2016
The latest version of the U.S. News grad school rankings saw big gains for BYU’s College of Nursing and the David O. McKay School of Education while the Marriott School and J. Reuben Clark Law School maintained high spots.

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March 08, 2016
According to BYU professor Blake Hansen, children with developmental and intellectual disabilities are one of the most understudied populations in the US, but he’s working to change that.
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September 15, 2014
A new study of high school activities bears this message for incoming high school students: Play what the smart kids play.

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