Posted By News On April 13, 2017 - 3:20pm
Children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had in 2001. Researchers say this means that in general, children are better readers at a younger age. While Common Core has been widely derided the Bush administration program the Obama White House supplanted, No Child Left Behind, succeeded well in hindsight. Studies have shown girls achieved parity with boys on math scores due to No Child Left Behind while the gap closed in minorities.
Posted By News On March 8, 2017 - 12:24am
It happens after every presidential election. The opposition will be the death of America, friendships are lost, society is doomed. Except it isn't.
In actuality, proclamations of doom by political activists and those they whip into a frenzy never come to pass, because at heart all Americans share common moral values such as fairness and harm. And that is also why some on both sides are so afraid of new ideas. At least if we can go by social psychologists doing interviews.
Posted By News On March 7, 2017 - 6:42pm
A study of 27,350 adults drawn from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) finds that adults are not trying to lose weight.
Part of that is cultural. We said women and men in media who were thin were sending an unrealistic body image to everyone else, it was "fat shaming" and they are probably anorexic anyway.
We enabled obesity and it worked.
Posted By News On March 2, 2017 - 1:59pm
An analysis of 25 years of school voucher program results finds that voucher programs do not significantly improve test scores, and worse, that vouchers distract from proven policies and programs with more proven impact on test scores and graduation rates.
Posted By News On February 13, 2017 - 3:47pm
Few people today know that from 1630 to 1654 Brazil was a Dutch colony, the presence of the Portuguese language and Latin culture leads most to assume the rainbow of indigenous peoples became part of Portugal after the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 made it possible for them to keep their coastal settlements created after Pedro Álvares Cabral began exploring in 1500.
Posted By News On February 3, 2017 - 4:15pm
Before Brexit and the US elections, Nature magazine columnist Colin Macilwain set out a challenge: “If Donald Trump were to trigger a crisis in Western democracy, scientists would need to look at their part in its downfall.”
Now that he has become president, the possibility of crisis is real, including the spectre of a “Twitter ban” for scientists. So what of scientific introspection?
Posted By News On February 3, 2017 - 3:06pm
Early in our careers, few of us imagined a vaccine could one day prevent cancer. Now there is a vaccine that keeps the risk of developing six Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers at bay, but adoption of it has been slow and surprising low.
Posted By News On February 1, 2017 - 8:40pm
A paper published today finds that very little research into how males and females respond differently to climate change has been carried out, and that could be a real goldmine for advocates of policy changes.
Posted By News On February 1, 2017 - 7:02pm
An analysis after the arrest of nearly 400 illegal immigrant workers at a kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa has led scholars to link immigration raid worry to low-birth weight babies. The Postville raid of 2008 was, at the time, the largest single-site federal immigration raid in US history.
Posted By News On January 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Millennials need less stress, and a little more time for themselves, in contrast to prior generations who attended college.