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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

How Dominant Parents Affect Kids' Self-Worth

Oct. 6, 2015 — Children's self-esteem is linked to the behavior of who is considered the most powerful parent within the household, new research ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the US, but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for -- statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, ... read more

Math and Me: Children Who Identify With Math Get Higher Scores

Sep. 30, 2015 — How strongly children identify with math (their math 'self-concept') can be used to predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, according to a new ... read more

'No Child Left Behind' Leaves Some Voters Behind

Sep. 24, 2015 — Assigning schools failing grades increases affluent voter turnout in local elections, a researcher finds. Affluent, white citizens who were already more likely to vote do so in significantly greater ... read more

Digital Textbook Analytics Can Predict Student Outcomes, Study Finds

Sep. 23, 2015 — College professors and instructors can learn a lot from the chapters of a digital textbook that they assign students to read. According to a study, digital books provide real-time analytics to help ... read more

National School-Based Mental Health Intervention Improves Outcomes for at-Risk Students

Sep. 22, 2015 — A national school-based mental health program that is now reaching almost one quarter of all elementary school students in Chile appears to have produced significant improvements in both behavioral ... read more

Choosing Interactive Tools for Virtual Museums Mixes Art, Science

Sep. 21, 2015 — Museum curators planning to develop virtual exhibits online should choose communication and navigation technologies that match the experience they want to offer their visitors, according to a team of ... read more

Training More Effective Teachers Through Alternative Pathways

Sep. 17, 2015 — Florida teachers who enter teaching through a path requiring no coursework in education have the greatest effect on student achievement, substantially larger than that of traditionally prepared ... read more

Not All Rhythmic Skills Are Related, Which May Have Implications for Language Ability

Sep. 16, 2015 — Tapping to a beat and remembering rhythms may not be related skills, which may also have implications for language ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A new study based on longitudinal data confirms a college degree provides an advantage in lifetimes earnings, but a related decision once students make it to college could prove to be even more ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A virtual laboratory allows, for the first time, to actively engage with topical quantum physics. The novel learning environment was developed in time for the start of the new term, and the virtual ... read more

Are Early Childhood Educators Undervalued?

Sep. 15, 2015 — No one is looking at how we perceive and value those who provide the education and care to young children, a researcher proclaims, and she wants that to change. In a new paper, she writes that ... read more

Sex Differences in Academic Faculty Rank, Institutional Support for Biomedical Research

Sep. 15, 2015 — Women are less likely than men to be full professors at US medical schools, and receive less start-up support from their institutions for biomedical research, according to two new ... read more

Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport

Sep. 14, 2015 — MOOC providers currently offer thousands of courses and have enticed millions of students to enroll. The emphasis in MOOCs is often on lecture videos that students watch and learn from. However, a ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Science can be expensive. But making customized scientific equipment doesn't have to be. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have compiled economic data on the effectiveness of open ... read more

Financial Distress Can Hinder Success of Academically Prepared Minority Students

Sep. 10, 2015 — A new study of more than 500 black and Latino college students has confirmed that many encounter obstacles after enrolling in college without adequate financial ... read more

Snapshot of Americans' Knowledge of Science

Sep. 10, 2015 — There are substantial differences among Americans when it comes to knowledge and understanding of science topics, especially by educational levels as well as by gender, age, race and ethnicity, ... read more

Probation for Schools Spurs Transfer Patterns Linked to Family Income

Sep. 9, 2015 — Schools placed on probation due to sub-par test scores spurs transfer patterns linked to household income, a study by sociologists finds. Their study of a school accountability program in the Chicago ... read more

Poor Motor Skills in Two-Year-Olds Could Indicate Slow Development in Mathematical Proficiency

Sep. 9, 2015 — Two-year-olds with poor motor function also exhibit poor mathematical skills, a new study shows. This knowledge will make it easier for teachers to identify children who may need extra ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Teenagers are irrational and make bad decisions. Or do they? Researchers find that adolescents between 10 and 16 years of age can be more analytical in their economic choices than young adults. The ... read more

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