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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Age and Thinking Style Affect How Young People Evaluate Online Information

Aug. 25, 2015 — With current research suggesting that many young people don’t question the information they find online, a new study reveals the factors that are most likely to predict they ... read more

Frequency of Family Meals Increased by a New School Presentation

Aug. 18, 2015 — Teaching young adolescents practical cooking skills leads to positive changes for the entire family, a new study concludes. In their article, researchers evaluated the Kinect-Ed presentation and ... read more

Kindergarten Boys Less Interested in Language Activities, Study Indicates

Aug. 7, 2015 — A Norwegian study of kindergarten children reveals that girls are more interested in language activities than boys. As a result boys may receive less linguistic stimulation and become less prepared ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — While recently published parenting books have preached the effectiveness of positive parenting and 'no drama' discipline, psychologists are now saying, "don't put timeout in ... read more

Storytelling Skills Support Early Literacy for African American Children

Aug. 5, 2015 — Early narrative skills are tied to kindergarten literacy among young African American children, according to new research. The study is the first to demonstrate the connection between African ... read more

Computer Games Can Pick Up Dyslexia in Minority Pupils

Aug. 3, 2015 — While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on ... read more

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

Hormones Influence Unethical Behavior, Experts Say

July 28, 2015 — Hormones play a two-part role in encouraging and reinforcing cheating and other unethical behavior, according to new research. With cheating scandals a persistent threat on college campuses and ... 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

Compulsory Schooling Laws Could Bolster Free Community College Argument

July 27, 2015 — Compulsory schooling laws significantly increased school attendance rates, especially among lower-class children, and also shifted the occupational distribution toward skilled and non-manual ... 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

Schools With Higher Black, Minority Populations Call Cops, Not Docs

July 22, 2015 — Poor schools that have more black and minority students tend to punish students rather than seek medical or psychological interventions for them, according to a sociologist's new ... read more

Readiness of America's Biology Teachers Questioned

July 22, 2015 — Data spanning 1987 to 2007 show changing demographics among public high school biology teachers. The workforce has become less experienced and has been destabilized by turnover, and biology teachers ... read more

Infants Use Expectations to Shape Their Brains

July 20, 2015 — Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, researchers have found. A series of experiments with infants ages 5 to 7 months has shown that portions of ... read more

Achieving Equity in Higher Education

July 20, 2015 — In a retrospective account of their scholarly work over the past 45 years, researchers show how the struggle to achieve greater equity in American higher education is intimately connected to issues ... read more

July 16, 2015 — What's more distracting, something overt or something subtle? We all know the right answer when it comes to perception, but in a new study, the less salient of two distractors had the greater ... 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

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