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October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

School Environment Key to Retaining Teachers, Promoting Student Achievement

Oct. 26, 2016 — New research identifies four organizational and administrative factors that can decrease teacher turnover and lift student test scores in ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

Texas Must Reduce Nonmedical Exemptions to Vaccinations

Oct. 20, 2016 — As one of the states with the least restrictive vaccine exemption laws in the country, Texas should make the process of obtaining nonmedical exemptions more rigorous to avoid the public health risks ... read more

Pre-University Skills Course Boosts Students' A-Level Success

Oct. 20, 2016 — A course designed to teach sixth form students essential university-level study skills also significantly improves their A-level results, according to research from ... read more

Donald or Hillary? Tweetcast Predicts Your Vote

Oct. 18, 2016 — What you tweet says a lot about your politics and who you are going to vote for in this highly volatile presidential election, according to TweetCast, an online tool developed by Northwestern ... read more

Failures in Mental Health System Flagged in New Report in England

Oct. 10, 2016 — Significant numbers of people with learning disabilities, particularly very young adults, remain inappropriately incarcerated in English hospitals, new research ... read more

UK's Approach to Health Needs Radical Rethinking, Experts Say

Oct. 7, 2016 — As the NHS lurches from crisis to crisis, the UK’s approach to health needs radical rethinking to create a healthy and health-creating society. Just as the founding of the NHS in 1948 was a great ... read more

Family-Centered Pre-Kindergarten Provides a Strong Foundation for Children's Mental Health and School Success

Oct. 3, 2016 — A family-centered pre-k intervention has a positive, lasting impact on child mental health and academic performance, report ... read more

Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

Sep. 28, 2016 — Schools, teacher quality and family income all play a large role in student success, but these factors do not fully explain the academic differences seen in the U.S. between whites and disadvantaged ... read more

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce

Sep. 28, 2016 — Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In the US, the numbers are on the rise -- from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ... read more

Students in Bilingual Elementary School Programs Present Worse Academic Results, According to Study

Sep. 26, 2016 — Bilingual education programs, in which a substantial part of the teaching is done in a language different from the mother tongue and from the language of the students’ surroundings, have been fully ... read more

Age Limit for Federal Food Assistance Program Is Increasing Food Insecurity

Sep. 20, 2016 — A problem has been found with regard to the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, ... read more

For-Profit Trade Schools Prove Costly for Disadvantaged Black Youth

Sep. 15, 2016 — Young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods are drawn to for-profit trade schools as the quickest route to jobs. But the very thing that makes for-profit schools seem so appealing — a streamlined ... read more

Staying the Course on a Massive Open Online Course

Sep. 15, 2016 — Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are popular with educational establishments as an efficient way to deliver their materials. Unfortunately, student engagement does not match the enthusiasm of the ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization, land use and city ... read more

Financial Aid Is Not the Answer to College Affordability, Research Finds

Sep. 12, 2016 — Why are some students, especially those who are first generation college students or from low-income households, not applying for or consistently receiving financial aid? According to new research, ... read more

Study Explores Youths' Motivations for Painting Graffiti

Sep. 8, 2016 — Youth who paint graffiti on businesses and public property, also called street taggers, say they don’t view their actions as criminal because they are not injuring anyone and the graffiti can be ... read more

More Underrepresented Students Obtain Science Degrees and Pursue STEM, Due to Research Mentoring

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new study indicates that undergraduates who participate in mentored research not only graduate more often with science degrees, but also attend graduate school and pursue STEM careers at higher ... read more

Marijuana Use Remains on the Rise Among US College Students, but Narcotic Drug Use Declines

Sep. 8, 2016 — College student marijuana use continues its nearly decade-long increase, according to the most recent national Monitoring the Future ... read more

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