Does a lack of executive function explain why some kids fall way behind in school?

Executive function — a sort of air-traffic controller of the brain — has been one of the hottest topics in education circles over the past 15 years. Yet experts disagree over what it is exactly, to what extent it really causes academic problems and whether anything can be done to improve one’s executive functioning. New research sees multi-year academic difficulties from executive function problems in kindergarten.

Read more at The Hechinger Report.

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