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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Feb. 4, 2016 — 'Mass Uncertainty' is the third and latest adventure from the League of SI Superheroes, the animated online series from NIST. The episode touches upon a topic -- how to redefine the basic ... read more

'On-Ramping' Paves the Way for Women Scientists, Engineers to Return to Academia

Feb. 4, 2016 — Pursuing scientific or engineering careers in industry, government or private research after getting a Ph.D. used to be considered a one-way ticket out of academia. But new research finds numerous ... read more

First-Semester GPA a Better Predictor of College Success Than ACT Score

Feb. 2, 2016 — Underrepresented students' first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they'll graduate college than their ACT score or their family's socioeconomic status, a new study has ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Helicopter Parents Take Extreme Approach to Homework

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study has revealed helicopter parents who take over responsibility for their child's homework can be doing more harm than good, especially as children get older. They often put more ... read more

Teachers Reported Moderate to Major Concerns Prior to 2015 State Testing

Feb. 1, 2016 — Prior to the first round of K-12 standardized testing under Common Core education standards last year, most teachers had moderate to major concerns about test difficulty and low student performance, ... read more

New Programs Help Prepare Low-Income Children for School Success

Jan. 28, 2016 — New pediatric programs report an increase school readiness in children of low-income ... read more

Is Level of Education the Key Factor in Finding a Match Through Online Dating?

Jan. 19, 2016 — When assessing a future partner, do we rank education as important criteria for success of the match? Age, appearance, intelligence, social status and chemistry are fundamental. But, is education up ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Learning to speed read seems like an obvious strategy for zipping through the emails, reports, and other text we encounter daily, but a new report shows that the claims made by many speed reading ... read more

Students' Cognitive Functioning Improves When Using Standing Desks, New Study Indicates

Jan. 14, 2016 — Do students think best when on their feet? New findings provide the first evidence of neurocognitive benefits of stand-height desks in classrooms. These findings provide the first evidence of ... read more

Teaching Social Justice to Privileged Students Necessary for Change

Jan. 13, 2016 — Social justice educational initiatives often focus on giving a voice to students of color and low-income students, but one expert says such efforts alone may not be enough to bring about real ... read more

What Should Be the Role of Computer Games in Education?

Jan. 12, 2016 — Game advocates are calling for a sweeping transformation of conventional education to replace traditional curricula with game-based instruction. But what do researchers have to say about this idea ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — It’s not easy to make confusing mathematics topics understandable, let alone interesting, to non-mathematicians, but University of Pennsylvania professor Robert Ghrist has figured out the ... read more

Students Must Prepare Early to Succeed in Tough Graduate Job Market

Jan. 8, 2016 — Students who seek out challenging opportunities to develop themselves are also more likely to learn new skills for future work. This puts them in a strong position when entering the graduate jobs ... read more

Teens With Autism and Caregivers Should Plan Early for Adulthood

Jan. 6, 2016 — As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to rise, medical professionals have emphasized early diagnosis, intervention and treatment. However, less attention has ... read more

Internet of Things Lab Fosters Student Innovation, Adds Industrial Partners

Jan. 6, 2016 — The moment of truth for a university study came when a car suddenly emerged from a parking lot. He was riding his bike and didn't see it. But the lasers in the prototype "Safe Cycle" ... read more

Do No Harm: Examining the Impact of Medical Students' Short-Term International Study

Jan. 6, 2016 — International study experiences are a valuable and increasingly expected part of medical students' academic experience, but authors of a new article say not all programs leave patients and ... read more

Children's ADHD Symptoms and Peer Relationships Influence Each Other Over Time

Dec. 16, 2015 — A study of 962 Norwegian children at ages 4, 6, and 8, investigated the bidirectional relationship between the development of ADHD symptoms in young children and rejection by ... read more

Helping Children at High Risk for Aggressive Behavior Found to Have Long-Term Benefits

Dec. 16, 2015 — A new longitudinal study examines an intervention for children at high risk of developing behavior problems. It found that teaching soft skills, such as self control, prevented criminal and ... read more

'Flipped' Classrooms Improve Physics Education

Dec. 15, 2015 — If physics problem makes you break out in a cold sweat, you are not alone. And yet thousands of students enroll yearly in university classes to undertake the daunting task of solving questions far ... read more

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