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Study Finds We Think Better on Our Feet, Literally

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A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.

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The Power of Best Friends

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When parents of children with disabilities drop their child off at kindergarten they often worry about whether they will make friends – a key factor in reducing anxiety, depression and the likelihood of being bullied. The response from schools has been to create inclusive classrooms, where a significant number of students with disabilities receive their education. A new study, however, finds that inclusive classrooms with disability awareness curricula alone do not increase friendships for those students.

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Broadcast Journalist Laura Ling to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Carthage College

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Six years ago at this time, Laura Ling was imprisoned in North Korea. Chosen as Carthage College’s 2015 Commencement speaker, she’ll share reflections from those terrifying months and other lessons she has gleaned from a career as an award-winning broadcast journalist.

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Literacy App Improves School Readiness in At-Risk Preschoolers

Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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NYU Study Evaluates the Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes

Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Faculty in Doctoral Programs More Responsive to White Male Prospective Students, Research Finds

Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white males than to women and minorities, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Child Development Scholar Suggests Strategies to Build Foundation for Empathy, Tolerance

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This story looks at how a parent can influence a child's relationships to others.

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First You Make Eye Contact, Suggests Kansas State University Child Development Scholar

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This story looks at how to enrich that special connection between a child and parents.

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Kansas State University Physical Activity Scientist Suggests Strategies to Keep Children on the Move

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This story looks at children and exercise.

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Kansas State University Family Therapist Suggests Parents Relearn to Play

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This story looks at the importance of playtime.