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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — Teacher turnover is often rightly perceived as a problem for schools. A growing body of evidence finds that teacher turnover reduces student achievement, either directly because replacement teachers ... 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

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

Bangladesh Health Successes Shift Chronic Diseases to Poor

Oct. 20, 2015 — Over the past decades, Bangladesh observed a successful health transition while chronic diseases shifted from the rich to affect, in excess, also poor households. Observations over more than two ... 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

UK Welfare Cuts Will Have Negative Impact on Poor Children's Health

Oct. 14, 2015 — Proposed UK government welfare changes have serious implications for child health, suggests a new study. The analysis shows that lone parents and families with children who depend on welfare support ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Immigrants Come to Resemble Native-Born Americans Over Time, but Integration Not Always Link

Sep. 21, 2015 — As immigrants and their descendants become integrated into US society, many aspects of their lives improve, including measurable outcomes such as educational attainment, occupational distribution, ... read more

Economic Prosperity Can't Break Chains of Child Labor

Sep. 17, 2015 — Unequal access to education ensures hundreds of millions of children remain trapped in child labour despite dramatic falls in worldwide poverty levels, according to new ... read more

Rise in Disability Benefits for Children With Mental Disorders Consistent With Population Trends

Sep. 9, 2015 — The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 1.88 percent in 2004 to 2.09 percent in 2013, and such growth is ... 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

Single Mothers Much More Likely to Live in Poverty Than Single Fathers, Study Finds

Aug. 31, 2015 — Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they are penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with each ... read more

Inner-City Neighborhood May Affect Risk of Developing of Heart Disease, Research Finds

Aug. 31, 2015 — The inner-city neighborhood in which someone lives may affect his or her risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, a new research paper ... read more

Early Prosocial Behavior Good Predictor of Kids' Future

July 29, 2015 — Kindergarteners' social-emotional skills are a significant predictor of their future education, employment and criminal activity, among other outcomes, according to a ... read more

American Poverty Prospects Higher Than Expected

July 23, 2015 — For Americans, the likelihood of experiencing relative poverty at least once in their lifetime is surprisingly high, finds a new analysis from a noted poverty ... 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

Having Wealthy Neighbors May Skew Beliefs About Overall Wealth Distribution

July 22, 2015 — Wealthy people may be likely to oppose redistribution of wealth because they have biased information about how wealthy most people actually are, according to new research. The findings indicate that ... read more

Poverty Plays Complex Role in Entrepreneurship for Indian Women

July 7, 2015 — Over a billion entrepreneurs in the world operate in subsistence economies, often living hand to mouth. Is there a relationship between such poverty and entrepreneurial activity? A new study says yes ... read more

Head Start Program Played Anti-Segregation Role in the Deep South

June 26, 2015 — A federal preschool program did more than improve educational opportunities for poor children in Mississippi during the 1960s. The program also gave a political and economic boost to the state's ... read more

Most of America's Poor Have Jobs, Study Finds

June 25, 2015 — Sociologists evaluated 129 existing methods for defining the 'working poor' and propose one method as a unified definition. Their estimate is that 10 percent of all working households are ... read more

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