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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Teaching Med Students About Health Disparities Builds Their Confidence

July 29, 2015 — An innovative three-month elective course has helped make some first-year medical students more confident about dealing with health disparities they'll likely encounter as physicians, according ... read more

Science Educators Analyze Genetics Content of Next Generation Science Standards

July 29, 2015 — The genetics content of the Next Generation Science Standards -- a recent set of performance-based expectations for elementary, middle, and high school students in science classes -- represents, on ... read more

Geography, Skills, Local Companies Affect Higher Education Impact on Economic Development

July 28, 2015 — Policy makers need to take factors like geography, available skills and knowledge and the networks of local companies into account to boost the impact of higher education on economic development, ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Walk into a science museum, and you may read the words “paleontology” or “astronomy.” But you’re not likely to find the word “agriculture” in any science museum, even though many ... read more

Universities Not Yet as International as They Think, Research Reveals

July 27, 2015 — Universities’ internationalization rankings have limited significance according to new research. This is because the way internationalization is measured only takes into account the quantity of ... read more

July 15, 2015 — High school students who take part in pre-college programs that focus on science are much more likely to pursue higher education and, eventually, careers in science, technology, engineering and ... read more

Family Support More Important Than Pre-School Care in Securing Children's Wellbeing

July 14, 2015 — The government needs to focus as much on supporting deprived and disadvantaged families as it does on increasing the number of hours of free pre-school care if it is to secure the best outcomes for ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A researcher is disputing recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors. He says the data used in a 2014 study published in Science does not support this ... read more

Income-Tax Earnings Data Gives More Accurate Picture of Value of College Degree

July 1, 2015 — A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration's personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed ... read more

Interest in Child-Specific Nurse Practitioner Programs Dwindling Despite Strong Job Market for Graduates

June 29, 2015 — While the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student applications to pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner programs are falling, a new study ... read more

Increasing Secondary Education Protects Against HIV Infection

June 28, 2015 — Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of contracting HIV, particularly for girls, according to new research from Botswana. The researchers estimate that pupils who stayed in ... read more

Tests Vs. Fests: Students in 'Learning Celebrations' Rather Than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves

June 25, 2015 — A sociologist who reshaped "test day" in his class -- transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music -- found that students in "learning celebrations" scored higher ... read more

Challenging Negative Stereotypes to Narrow the Achievement Gap

June 24, 2015 — A writing intervention linked to improved academic performance among girls and minorities may work by triggering a sense of belonging, helping to ease the students' anxiety, say researchers. ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to ... read more

Men Think They Are Maths Experts, Therefore They Are

June 23, 2015 — Just because more men pursue careers in science and engineering does not mean they are actually better at math than women are. The difference is that men think they are much better at math than they ... read more

Legacy of Slavery Still Impacts Education in the South

June 22, 2015 — Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the south, according to a new study. Using regression analysis to explain differences in the ... read more

If You Demonstrate That 'Black Lives Matter,' Others Will Too

June 22, 2015 — New research finds observing a white American engage in small nonverbal acts such as smiling more often, making eye contact for longer periods of time, and standing in closer proximity to a black ... read more

June 20, 2015 — Working memory helps children tell better lies, according to new research. The higher a child's verbal working memory, the better their ability to process the verbal information necessary to ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Young children are just as likely to respond to the needs of another individual as they are to their own, new research ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A new study shows that when parents compare their kids, it shows up in the ... read more

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