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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Rice Basket Study Rethinks Roots of Human Culture

Nov. 26, 2015 — Although teaching is useful, it is not essential for cultural progress because people can use reasoning and reverse engineering of existing items to work out how to make tools, suggests a new ... read more

Out of School and Into Debt? Calls for Teens to Better Understad on Money Matters

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone ... read more

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices, Student Engagement in Early Elementary Classrooms

Nov. 18, 2015 — A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals' temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional ... read more

Study Finds High Prevalence of Incapacitated Rape Among College Women

Nov. 18, 2015 — Some 15 percent of women are raped while incapacitated from alcohol or other drug use during their freshman year at college, according to new ... read more

How Students of Different Backgrounds Use Strategies to Strengthen College Applications

Nov. 16, 2015 — Over the past 25 years, the higher education system in the United States has grown more competitive, with students trying to gain admissions to the most desirable institutions and institutions vying ... read more

Traditional Calendar Schools Increase Property Values by Nearly Two Percent in Wake County, North Carolina

Nov. 16, 2015 — Prices for homes assigned to traditional calendars were up to 2 percent higher than similar homes that switched to multi-track year round calendars, a new analysis of more than 50,000 residential ... read more

Meeting Transportation Needs Will Improve Lives of Those With ASD, Their Families

Nov. 13, 2015 — An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new study that offers recommendations for ... read more

School Choice Programs Lead to Private School Revenue Gains

Nov. 9, 2015 — As private school vouchers gain popularity and the financial implications become more complicated, one question remains: Where does the money spent by these programs ultimately go? Researchers found ... read more

State School Pupils Do Better at University, Research Confirms

Nov. 5, 2015 — State school pupils are likely to do better at university than independent school pupils with similar A Level results, new research confirms. Researchers were investigating how effective the A* grade ... read more

Cheerleading Could Help Challenge Gender Stereotypes, Study Says

Nov. 3, 2015 — Cheerleading has the potential to challenge traditional ideas about gender and to be an inclusive activity for both boys and girls, say authors of a new report. The study examined the educational and ... read more

For-Profit and Community College Graduates Earn Same Hiring Interest from Employers

Nov. 2, 2015 — Hiring managers show no preference for hiring people with for-profit college credentials compared to those holding comparable credentials from public community colleges, new research ... read more

Does Cheering Affect the Outcome of College Hockey Games?

Nov. 2, 2015 — We all love belting our lungs out at sporting event, hurling insults and encouragements in turn, but does it actually have an effect on either team's performance? A study conducted suggests that ... read more

Do Hospitals Tell Patients About Charity Care Options? Study Finds Room for Improvement

Oct. 29, 2015 — If you don't have health insurance, or your insurance coverage still leaves you with big bills, hospitals are supposed to let you know if you qualify for free or reduced-price care, and to ... read more

UK Children Play Instruments as Part of Family Tradition, Not to Boost Social Status

Oct. 27, 2015 — British parents encourage their children to play musical instruments as part of a family tradition and not to boost their social status as Americans do, research ... read more

Good Grades in Classes With Immigrants, Norwegian Study Shows

Oct. 27, 2015 — Parents in areas with many immigrants have little reason to fear that a high proportion of immigrant pupils in schools in itself hampers student performance, according to new Norwegian ... read more

Job Opportunities, After-School Activities, Cleaner City Top Urban Teens' Priorities

Oct. 23, 2015 — When researchers in New Haven, Conn., asked teens to identify solutions to reduce violence in their community, the adolescents had clear recommendations: better employment opportunities, more ... read more

Language Literacy in Kindergarten Important for Success in Learning English

Oct. 22, 2015 — English learners are more likely to become proficient English speakers if they enter kindergarten with a strong initial grasp of academic language literacy, either in their primary language or in ... read more

Middle Schoolers May Benefit Academically from Extracurricular Activities

Oct. 22, 2015 — Activities outside the classroom -- especially community engagement and sports -- may help low-income, urban youth academically as they transition into middle school, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 21, 2015 — Biology professors and students use tomatoes from campus garden to teach high schools students about genetic diversity. Students learn about dominant and recessive genes and the genetic influence on ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — An instructional program for parents helps young children retain the literacy skills and positive learning behaviors acquired in Head Start through to the end of the kindergarten year, according to ... read more

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