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  • Will Congress Get FY 2016 Spending Bills Over The Finish Line – And How Will Science Fare? »
    At this time, a short-term Continuing Resolution is keeping the government doors open until December 11. Hopefully, Congress will be able to reach agreement across the aisle and avoid a shutdown before that date. Although the tracks have been greased, there are plenty of opportunities to derail the process over the next several weeks—and the lack of agreement prevented the bills from getting passed this summer.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Ann L. Brown »
    Ann L. Brown was an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of experimental and developmental psychology, special education, cognitive science, education sciences and learning sciences. Indeed, she made seminal contributions to these fields that substantially shaped their direction. She overcame a “slow” start. She was a classic dyslexic who did not learn to read until she was 13 but nonetheless received a First Class Honours degree and subsequently a Ph.D. in Psychology from Bedford College at the University of London at age 24. Throughout her career, Ann’s research centered on children’s learning, but she studied it in different contexts (laboratory, individual pullout, and intact classrooms) and through different theoretical lenses (behaviorism, cognitive, and sociocultural). She also focused on understanding the nature of individual and developmental differences, with an eye to using this information to enhance the performance of younger and weaker learners, a focus that led eventually to her move to education.

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