Topic: Elliot Tucker-Drob

Genetic Influences on Cognition Increase with Age, Study Shows

Oct. 1, 2013

About 70 percent of a person's intelligence can be explained by their DNA and those genetic influences only get stronger with age, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Early Childhood Education Briefing: Economic ROI for Austin

March 18, 2013

Following President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, high-quality universal preschool education for all young children is the focus of renewed attention. The United Way for Greater Austin invites the Austin media to join early childhood education advocates on Tuesday, March 19, and learn more about how universal preschool will impact Austin's families and future.

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University Experts Available to Discuss Back-to-School Topics

Aug. 1, 2012

University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children's mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.


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Preschools Significantly Reduce Achievement Gap Between Rich and Poor, New Twin Study Shows

Feb. 28, 2012

Parents always want the best education possible for their child, and new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows preschool enrollment is one of the best ways to ensure that disadvantaged kids start down the right academic path early on.

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Being Poor Can Suppress Children's Genetic Potentials

Jan. 10, 2011

Growing up poor can suppress a child's genetic potential to excel cognitively even before the age of 2, according to research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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