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Unintended Consequences: More High School Math, Science Linked to More Dropouts

As U.S. high schools beef up math and science requirements for graduation, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that more rigorous academics drive some students to drop out.

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African Medical Education Is Being Transformed by US Program, Journal Articles Report

Medical education in sub-Saharan Africa is being revitalized and expanded through a U.S.-funded effort that is dramatically increasing enrollment, broadening curricula, upgrading Internet access and providing cutting-edge skills labs and other technologies.

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African Medical Education Is Being Transformed by US Program, Journal Articles Report

Medical education in sub-Saharan Africa is being revitalized and expanded through a U.S.-funded effort that is dramatically increasing enrollment, broadening curricula, upgrading Internet access and providing cutting-edge skills labs and other technologies.

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Kids with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders Show Differences in Brain Wiring

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Institute of Medicine Unveils Report on the Future of Graduate Medical Education

In response to the Institute of Medicine's report on the current graduate medical education system, "Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs," the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons present concerns regarding the looming shortage of neurosurgeons in the United States.

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New Studies Explore IB Students’ Preparedness for Success in the 21st Century

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These research findings, a compiled summary of studies over the last months of 2013 and 2014, demonstrate how the International Baccalaureate (IB) helps prepare students for success by creating college- and career-ready global citizens.

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Data Visualization Challenge Lets Students Portray Data in Innovative Ways

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Thirteen teams participated in the first University of Chicago Data Visualization Challenge, a competition to create insightful, novel and well-designed visual representations of raw social science data.

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Primary School Reading Initiative Boosts Literacy in Kenya

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Primary school literacy rates in Kenya can be improved through the Primary Mathematics and Reading initiative, according to a journal article by researchers at RTI International and Florida State University.

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Reinventing Biology Labs by Turning Smartphones Into Microscopes

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With nothing more than a smartphone and less than $10 of trinkets and hardware supplies, students at Missouri University of Science and Technology can build their own microscopes this fall as part of a biology lab.

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Insider Offers Secrets to College Success Through E-Book, "College Success 101"

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