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Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning

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During adolescence, students experience a variety of biological changes in their bodies and brains. This All4Ed report argues that by understanding these changes—as well as the science behind student learning and development—education leaders can take advantage of this second critical window of development to support adolescent learning and development, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and ensure that students develop the higher-order thinking skills they will need in college and as adults.

The report offers recommendations for how education practitioners and policymakers can support adolescent learning for all students, including historically underserved populations.

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