Weekly Roundup 12-9-12

School: An inner city Chicago school is incorporating Common Core standards into their curriculum. Since becoming a pilot school for Common Core, Armour Elementary’s state standardized test scores have risen 16 points. Great start, boys and girls!

Psychology: Research with captive gorillas confirms something we’ve known about humans for awhile: being outgoing, easygoing and optimistic will help you live longer.

Scholarship: A new study shows which areas of the brain are most popular among scientists who want to be published in the most prestigious journals. Or, put another way, if you want your brain study to be published, you’re better off writing about certain regions of the brain and ignoring others.

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