The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the University of Southern California Brain and Creativity Institute and Heart of Los Angeles joined in a five-year study of the emotional, social and cognitive effects of musical training on childhood brain development. For more, visit www.usc.edu/schools/college/bci.
LIFE-CHANGERS: National Life Group is accepting nominations through March 15 for its LifeChanger of the Year program for the 2012-13 school year. LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that recognizes and rewards K-12 school district educators and employees who make a positive difference in the lives of students. For more, visit www.lifechangeroftheyear.com.
STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT: The American Statistical Association's U.S. Census at School program recorded its 10,000th student in October. To teach measurement, data analysis and statistics, teachers can extract the Census at School data submitted by students. For more, visit www.amstat.org/censusatschool.