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Local Homicide Rate Increases Cause More Elementary Students to Fail School

A new study finds that an increase in a municipality’s homicide rate causes more elementary school students in that community to fail a grade than would do so if the rate remained stable.

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Study Finds Expanded Opportunities for Black and Latino Young Men in NYC High Schools

The first year of New York City’s Expanded Success Initiative, which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, has led to a notable expansion of supports in participating schools, according to a new study by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools.

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Indiana University Education Researchers Present at AERA Meeting

Faculty and graduate students from the Indiana University School of Education presented during more than 140 sessions of the American Educational Research Association conference concluding April 7.

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Political Scientist Finds States’ Standardized Tests Have a Negative Impact on Parents’ Civic Engagement

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New research has found that parents of public school students in states with more extensive and stringent student assessment systems express lower trust in government and more negative views of their children’s schools, threatening civic engagement and the potential for future education reform.

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Science-Themed Music Videos Boost Scientific Literacy

As the United States puts ever-greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to keep competitive in the global economy, schools are trying to figure out how to improve student learning in science. University of Washington researchers think music may be the answer for some students.

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UW Launches Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in Social Sciences

Beginning in the fall 2014 people interested in social sciences, who have already earned roughly two years of college credit or an associate degree, will be able to finish their bachelor's degree online through a new completion program offered by the University of Washington.

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Abecedarian Project Pioneer Lauds New Evidence Supporting Early Educational Interventions

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One of the founders of the landmark early childhood intervention known as Carolina Abecedarian Project lauds the new insights that the project continues to produce.

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Brain Scans Link Concern for Justice with Reason, Not Emotion

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People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion, according to new brain scan research from the University of Chicago Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.

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UofSC Children's Lit Experts Can Discuss International Children's Book Day April 2

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Brain Differences in College-Aged Occasional Drug Users

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall.

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