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You can't put a price on a kid's brain Tribune
In an online publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers representing fields of neurobiology, psychiatry, sociology and economics laid out a case that toy-buying decisions are minuscule concerns. The kind of attention that kids get from those who love them builds the ground floor of the brain's architecture that will later accommodate a second language or calculus.

Bringing 9/11 into the classroom Tribune
This weekend, Americans are remembering and reassessing the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in nearly every way we can imagine.But one of the least discussed aspects of that day's legacy may be among the most important: how the attacks are being taught to the generation that will likely view them as one of the landmark events of their lives.

Plastic surgeon gives schools  a different lift Tribune
Botox. Could that really be the secret to an education makeover in Chicago's public schools?

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