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70 Percent of College Students Stressed About Finances

Seven out of 10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances, according to a new national survey.Nearly 60 percent said they worry about having enough money to pay for school, while half are concerned about paying their monthly expenses.

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Tests vs. Fests: Students in “Learning Celebrations” Rather than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves, Baylor Sociologist Says

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A Baylor sociologist who reshaped “test day” in his class — transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music — found that students in “learning celebrations” scored higher than students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters.

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Long-term Survey to Follow College Students’ Experiences with Faith, Diversity

Incoming freshmen at more than 130 colleges and universities will take surveys this year about a vital but often overlooked aspect of campus life: how students with different worldviews and religious backgrounds live, learn and work together.

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Study Finds Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education

A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be identified as having disabilities and, as a result, are disproportionately underrepresented in special education. These findings differ from most prior education research and contrast with current federal legislation and policies. The study was published online today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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Pre-Lecture Diagrams Help Students Take Better Notes, Learn More

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Lecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting material in advance of the lecture can help them overcome these hurdles, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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FEMMES Encourages Middle-School Girls to Acquire Coding Skills

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Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science (FEMMES) is introducing computer science and teaching coding skills to middle school girls in a series of entertaining and hands-on activities that continue throughout the year.

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The Secret to Successful Kids? Hard Working Parents

Parents take out second mortgages, give up jobs and liquidate their retirement savings to help their young athletes, musicians and writers reach top competitive levels

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Texas Pool Party Cop Resigns, Apologizes: Louisville Law Expert Discusses Viral Video

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Five Companies Control More Than Half of Academic Publishing

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A study at the University of Montreal shows that the market share of the five largest research publishing houses reached 50% in 2006, rising, thanks to mergers and acquisitions, from 30% in 1996 and only 20% in 1973.

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Study: Misperception Discourages Girls From Studying Some Stem Fields

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The belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or you don't prevents many American girls from pursuing a college degree in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science (PEMC), suggests a new study by Florida State University researchers.