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New Resource Available for Parents of Children Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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NEWARK, NJ (November 20, 2014) – Navigating through the maze of health and medical services can be challenging for parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A new resource is now available for caregivers, health professionals and, especially, parents. A pediatric neurologist and pediatrician/geneticist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School recognized a need for a comprehensive guide to help parents obtain quality medical care for each stage of their child’s development.

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NSU Orlando Boasts Third Straight Year of 100 Percent Pass Rate for Physician Assistant Certification

For the third consecutive year, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Orlando’s Physician Assistant (PA) program can boast a 100 percent first time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE). Additionally, the graduates of NSU’s PA program in Orlando have bested the national average for the exam for the past four years. The PANCE is required of every graduate in order to become a certified PA

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What in the Gee-Haw Whammy Diddle?

A Creighton professor's physics of toys course examines how simple toys can demonstrate complex scientific principles.

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Education Empowers Canadians but Raises Risks of Overwork and Work-Family Stress

The higher your level of education, the greater your earnings and your sense of “personal mastery” or being in control of your fate, University of Toronto researchers say. But wait: there’s a downside.

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New Report Explores NYC Students’ Pathways Into and Through College

A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools gives a first look at patterns of college enrollment, persistence, and completion for New York City high school students.

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Gifted Men and Women Define Success Differently, 40-Year Study Finds

Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction. Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued—and defined—career, family and success. Intellectually gifted women tracked for 40 years were found to earn less money, be less present in STEM fields, and work fewer hours than their male counterparts. Despite that, they expressed a high level of personal satisfaction and sense of achievement, defining success more broadly than men to include family and community service. These observations come from the most recent round of results from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY), the largest longitudinal research project of its kind. The results were posted this week to Psychological Science.

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Iran Gets Lessons in Media Literacy From Ithaca College Experts

It may be one of the last places in the world you’d expect to be interested in learning how to develop skills in critical thinking and media analysis. But when academics and researchers in Iran decided they needed help with that effort, they turned to Ithaca College’s Cyndy Scheibe and Chris Sperry of Project Look Sharp.

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Regardless of an Elite Graduate School Degree, Undergraduate Prestige Greatly Impacts Salary

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New research finds that no matter where you earn your graduate degree, the prestige of your undergraduate institution continues to affect earnings. In fact, college graduates who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and a graduate degree from an elite university earn much less than those who attend both an elite undergraduate and graduate school. And it is unlikely their salary will ever catch up.

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Focusing on Executive Functions in Kindergarten Leads to Lasting Academic Improvements

An educational approach focused on the development of children’s executive functions – the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant information in working memory, and regulate impulsive behavior – improved academic learning in and beyond kindergarten, according to a new study by NYU researchers.

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Early Childhood Expert Jeanne Brooks-Gunn @Teacherscollege Available to Comment on White House Summit on #Early Education Dec. 10.

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