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Grade-School Students Teach a Robot to Help Themselves Learn Geometry

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NYU, ASU, and Carleton U. researchers create rTAG, a tangible learning environment that utilizes teachable agent framing, together with a physical robotic agent to get students away from the traditional computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse

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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind, UT Study Says

Vocational training without a strong college-preparatory focus in blue-collar community high schools led some millennials to face wider gender employment and wage gaps than their peers, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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GBSI Survey of Research Antibody Usage and Validation Practices Shows More Training of Younger Scientists and Efficient Methods of Validation Are Essential

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A survey published today on research antibody usage and validation practices indicates many junior scientists are not receiving the training they need in the selection, handling, applications and reporting of research antibodies. "The need for improved education and training in research antibody usage and validation practices" by Leonard P. Freedman, PhD, published in BioTechniques, describes a perception among all researchers that antibody validation delays, rather than facilitates research progress.

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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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UofL Human Subjects Protection Program Earns Reaccreditation

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UofL has earned reaccreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs. The way the pendulum swings may have profound consequences for young women, according to new Cornell University research.

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Physical Activity Boosts Kids' Brain Power and Academic Prowess

A consensus statement which includes a University of Exeter researcher says exercise boosts kids' and young people's brain power and academic prowess.

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Rx for Better Orthopaedic Surgeons: Track Their Errors as Well as Their Skills

In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopaedic surgeons, researchers found that tracking the trainees’ performance on cadavers using step-by-step checklists and measures of general surgical skills works well but should be coupled with an equally rigorous system for tracking errors.

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Skype Data of 500 Million People Reveals the Real Patterns of Social Adoption

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Global patterns of adoption spreading are induced by local adoption cascades initiated by multiple spontaneous adopters arriving at a constant rate, amplified by a large number of adoptions induced by social influence, and controlled by individuals who are immune to the actual adoption.

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2016 U.S. Math Olympians Go to Hong Kong

Six students have been selected to represent the United States at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), also known as the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.

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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

ITHACA, N.Y. – What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs.

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Educating Parents on Healthy Infant Sleep Habits May Help Prevent Obesity

Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity.

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Education Management Solutions (EMS) Launches SIMULATIONiQ IPE™, the First & Only Interprofessional Education (IPE) Team Training Solution

Education Management Solutions (EMS) announced today the launch of SIMULATIONiQ™ IPE, the first & only product solution for interprofessional education (IPE) team training.

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University of the Sciences Names Dr. Paul Katz Its 25th President

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University of the Sciences’ Board of Trustees has named Paul Katz, MD, the University’s 25th president, Board Chairman Marvin Samson announced today. Dr. Katz, who has served as founding dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) since 2010, will begin his presidency at USciences on September 1, 2016.

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Study Determines Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Rural Areas

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Adolescence and teenage years can be a tough time for many kids. For gender and sexual minority youths, it can be even more challenging. And for gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas without the resources and support for LGBTQ youths in urban areas, there are still more challenges. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study into the unique challenges gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas face and how social workers, communities and educators can help guide them.

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Stress Contagion Possible Amongst Students and Teachers: UBC Study

Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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Breathing New Life Into Public Schoolyards Benefits Entire Communities

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An Iowa State University landscape architecture studio is part of a collaboration that's breathing new life into more than 300 neglected schoolyards in Philadelphia. They represent a burgeoning national movement to green schoolyards.

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Application Provides New Platform to More Effectively Train DHS First Responders

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A new part of the FLETC Seaport Facility Inspection Course, ETRA streamlines data entry for calculations, assessments, reports, and briefings.

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Dr. Lori Warner, Parenting Expert at Beaumont Health, Discusses How Pushy Parents Can Harm Their Children

Beaumont Children's clinical psychologist, Lori Warner, ph.d., a board-certified behavior analyst, Dr. Warner is also the director of the Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center, and associate professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School, frequently speaks lectures on behavior management, toileting, feeding, autism diagnosis and treatment and parenting.

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Einstein Education Researcher Selected as Macy Faculty Scholar

Cristina Gonzalez, M.D., M.Ed., associate professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and attending physician at Montefiore, has been selected as a 2016 Macy Faculty Scholar. One of only five chosen nationally, Dr. Gonzalez will receive a $100,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to allow her to pursue her medical education research and curriculum development.