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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Students in Ohio's Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Feb. 16, 2017 — Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a ... read more

Strong Alcohol Policies Protect Against Drunk Driving Deaths Among Young People

Feb. 13, 2017 — Stronger alcohol policies protect young people from dying in crashes caused by drunk driving according to researchers. The study supports the importance of comprehensive alcohol control policies to ... read more

Believe in the American Dream? You're Less Likely to Impulse Buy, Study Finds

Feb. 8, 2017 — When materialistic consumers believe in the American dream -- that it's possible to improve their economic status through hard work -- they are less likely to spend impulsively, according to new ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The University of Washington's AccessMap project has launched a new online travel planner offering customizable suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes when ... read more

Millennial Generation's Learning Preferences in Medical Education Examined

Feb. 1, 2017 — The classroom can reflect its students' learning preferences, and a study demonstrates evidence of this in medical ... read more

Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report Released

Jan. 31, 2017 — The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, ... read more

Shootings in US Schools are Linked to Increased Unemployment

Jan. 30, 2017 — Economic insecurity is related to the rate of gun violence at K-12 and postsecondary schools in the United States, new research has found. When it becomes more difficult for people coming out of ... read more

Smart City Transport Systems

Jan. 26, 2017 — A machine-learning program uses land-use and amenities data to predict public transport use in Singapore, report ... read more

One Percent of Cambodian Children Live in Orphanages Yet Have a Living Parent

Jan. 19, 2017 — Nearly 80 percent of adolescents living in Cambodia's orphanages have one or more living parents, according to a study. This is the first research of its kind to assess the literacy and health ... read more

School Curricula Are a Reflection of Society's Expectations

Jan. 19, 2017 — In a pioneering project, researchers studied the development of school curricula in Switzerland’s three main language regions. This project clearly showed that ever since the Swiss school system ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote fitness and health among youth over the past decade. Its impact on childhood fitness and ... read more

Incentive Pay Schemes Can Affect Employee Well-Being

Jan. 11, 2017 — Incentive-related pay schemes can stress rather than motivate employees, according to new ... read more

Should Biomedical Graduate Schools Ignore the GRE?

Jan. 11, 2017 — The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is required for admission to graduate and doctorate programs across the country, is not the best indicator for predicting a student's success while pursuing ... read more

Lecturing Likely Not Effective for Developing Problem-Solving Skills in Students

Dec. 14, 2016 — Traditional university lectures are likely not an effective way to help post-secondary students acquire problem-solving skills. In a recent study, researchers developed a testing system to measure ... read more

Sexual Harassment Common Among Middle School Children, Study Finds

Dec. 9, 2016 — Sexual harassment is a prevalent form of victimization that most antibullying programs ignore and teachers and school officials often fail to recognize, says a bullying and youth violence expert. The ... read more

Knowing One's Place in a Social Hierarchy

Dec. 7, 2016 — When you start a new job, it's normal to spend the first day working out who's who in the pecking order, information that will come in handy for making connections in the future. In an fMRI ... read more

Children's Early Math Knowledge Related to Later Achievement

Dec. 6, 2016 — Low-income children's math knowledge in preschool was related to their later achievement -- but not all types of math knowledge were related equally, a new longitudinal study conducted in ... read more

White Deaths Exceeded Births in One-Third of States

Dec. 1, 2016 — More whites died than were born in a record high 17 states in 2014 compared to just four in 2004, according to new research. Some 121 million people representing 38 percent of the U.S. population ... read more

Prevention Program Safeguards Children's Brains from Effects of Poverty, Says Study

Nov. 28, 2016 — Participation in a prevention program known as the Strong African American Families Program, which enhances supportive parenting and strengthens family relationships, removes the effects of poverty ... read more

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