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Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
High school biology textbooks do not provide students with a comprehensive view of the science of sex and gender
New York University

The teaching of science has long generated controversy in the United States—from evolution in the early 20th century to climate change today.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 1:05 AM EST
Children’s positive attitude towards mathematics fades during the early school years
University of Eastern Finland

Children’s interest in, and competence perceptions of, mathematics are generally quite positive as they begin school, but turn less positive during the first three years.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
Newswise

The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
Navigating the ‘big little leap’ to kindergarten
Ohio State University

No matter how well children are prepared for kindergarten, their transition to the classroom during the first few months plays a key role in their success, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Developing an intelligent tutoring system to help students write better
Released: 9-Jan-2024 8:50 AM EST
Developing an intelligent tutoring system to help students write better
Iowa State University

When college students are given a writing assignment, they usually get feedback on the final product, not the process.

Newswise: Boys & Girls Club members learn about nutrition through gardening project with student physicians
Released: 8-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Boys & Girls Club members learn about nutrition through gardening project with student physicians
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

PCOM South Georgia members of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) worked with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Moultrie-Colquitt County to grow a vegetable garden this spring and fall. In addition to learning how to grow the plants, Club members also learned about health and nutrition from the student doctors.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
Newswise

The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture
Newswise

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Call to Action: Recommendations for Securing Black Student Success
Released: 13-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Call to Action: Recommendations for Securing Black Student Success
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Learn more about the 13 recommendations developed by the CSU’s Black Student Success Workgroup.

9-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EST
Doctoral Degrees Without Borders
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Doctoral students at nine New York City area graduate engineering programs will soon be able to take courses at each other’s institutions without any additional tuition, as part of a new multi-school agreement announced today. 

Released: 17-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2024 Undergraduate Internships
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2024 term of two undergraduate internship programs offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science: the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program. The application deadline is January 9, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Newswise: National Poll: Parents of elementary-aged children may engage in more helicopter parenting than they think
11-Oct-2023 9:30 AM EDT
National Poll: Parents of elementary-aged children may engage in more helicopter parenting than they think
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While most parents agree that kids benefit from opportunities to be independent, they may be engaging in more “helicopter parenting” than they realize, suggests a new University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

   
Newswise: Study Reveals Shyness Could Impact Young Children’s Performance on Language Tests
Released: 12-Oct-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Study Reveals Shyness Could Impact Young Children’s Performance on Language Tests
Southern Methodist University

A recent study from SMU psychologist Sarah Kucker and a student she mentored at Oklahoma State University suggests shyness can influence a child’s performance in language assessments, depending on the level of social interaction required to complete the test.

Newswise: AgriLife Research, Texas A&M-San Antonio to create new research and student opportunities
Released: 11-Oct-2023 8:05 AM EDT
AgriLife Research, Texas A&M-San Antonio to create new research and student opportunities
Texas A&M AgriLife

A new joint venture between Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M University-San Antonio aims to foster interdisciplinary partnerships, provide valuable learning opportunities for students and promote groundbreaking research initiatives.

Released: 9-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
UCI Year of Free Speech Kicks Off with Virtual Event
University of California, Irvine

The First Amendment, academic freedom and free speech were the menu over lunchtime on Oct. 5, when the UCI’s Year of Free Speech Kickoff Event encouraged the UCI community to seek opportunities to engage in thoughtful discussions throughout the year to better understand the concepts and create space for meaningful dialogue.

Released: 27-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Argonne summer school gives underrepresented students a hands-on introduction to physical science
Argonne National Laboratory

Through working on foams, emulsions and gels, students learn the fundamentals of materials science, physics and chemistry in a new summer school at Argonne National Laboratory.

Newswise: UA Little Rock and Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Partner on Innovative New Teacher Residency Program
Released: 22-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT
UA Little Rock and Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Partner on Innovative New Teacher Residency Program
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

In a groundbreaking collaboration that promises to redefine the landscape of teacher education, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District have joined forces to introduce an innovative new teacher residency program.

Newswise: B.A. Program for Pelican Bay State Prison is First of its Kind in California
Released: 13-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT
B.A. Program for Pelican Bay State Prison is First of its Kind in California
Cal Poly Humboldt

It's the first B.A. program to be taught in person on a Level IV yard (a high-security facility) in California. The program is a partnership between Cal Poly Humboldt, College of the Redwoods, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Newswise: With new student program, Argonne offers a Bridge Into Internships
Released: 5-Sep-2023 12:45 PM EDT
With new student program, Argonne offers a Bridge Into Internships
Argonne National Laboratory

New student program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory helps high school students from underserved communities get ready for STEM internships.

Released: 29-Aug-2023 2:50 PM EDT
Accommodating too much in school makes children more anxious
University of Agder

“If you are afraid to speak in class and the teacher lets you be exempt from it throughout secondary school, you will not get better at speaking out loud. You just get more anxious about it.”

Released: 22-Aug-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Feeling Homesick? How to Manage It at College
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Leaving for college – whether you are a first-year student or returning to continue your college career – is a major transition, one that can cause feelings of being lost, lonely or missing home. Homesickness is common at this stage in life and can arise at any time during a college student’s time away, although it is most common in the first few months. Stephanie Marcello, chief psychologist at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, discusses how to manage homesickness and adjust to new surroundings.

Released: 21-Aug-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Teenage cyberbullying: A toxic side effect of online socialization
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A new questionnaire-based study published in Medicine® looks at the associated risk factors and persistent ramifications of bullying in teenage participants from Romania

Newswise: Back-to-School: Preparing Children for a Healthy, Happy Year
Released: 21-Aug-2023 12:25 PM EDT
Back-to-School: Preparing Children for a Healthy, Happy Year
Cedars-Sinai

The temperature feels like summer is still in full swing, yet this week, thousands of Los Angeles schoolchildren headed back to the classroom.

Released: 21-Aug-2023 7:00 AM EDT
Virginia Tech psychologist offers tips for parents and schools to help address bullying
Virginia Tech

The start of a new school year can be exciting, but for some students it comes with fear and anxiety - especially for those who are victims of bullying. According to Virginia Tech psychologist Rosanna Breaux, about 1 in 4 children experience bullying in elementary school. “The hurtful behavior can happen in a variety of ways - physical, verbal, or social,” says Breaux.

Newswise: Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school
15-Aug-2023 9:55 AM EDT
Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As children head back to school, two issues have climbed higher on their parents’ list of concerns: the role of social media and the internet in kids’ lives.

Newswise: Strict tech rules at boarding school a bonus for teens’ sleep
Released: 20-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Strict tech rules at boarding school a bonus for teens’ sleep
University of South Australia

Struggling with a teenager who refuses to ditch digital devices at night and wakes up grumpy? Boarding school could be the answer.

   
Newswise: Regreso a la Escuela: Cómo Ayudar a los Niños Pequeños a Regresar al Aula
Released: 18-Aug-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Regreso a la Escuela: Cómo Ayudar a los Niños Pequeños a Regresar al Aula
Cedars-Sinai

El comienzo del año escolar puede ser difícil para muchos niños. Para algunos, la lucha puede durar solo unos días. Para otros, sin embargo, una transición difícil de regreso a la escuela puede ser un signo de una condición de comportamiento o de desarrollo no detectada que requiere atención médica.

Released: 18-Aug-2023 2:35 PM EDT
Kids don't know they need glasses: 7 vision tips for parents
UC Davis Health

Can your child see the blackboard at school? Ophthalmologist Marcela Maria Estrada explains why kids often don’t know they have bad eyesight and gives tips for healthy vision.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 12:20 PM EDT
Dropping your student off at college? Expert shares advice for parents.
Virginia Tech

Starting college is a big deal for students. It’s also a big deal for parents.   When students move into a campus residence hall or apartment, it may be the first time that they have lived away from home.

Newswise: Back-to-School: How to Help Young Children Return to the Classroom
Released: 17-Aug-2023 11:55 AM EDT
Back-to-School: How to Help Young Children Return to the Classroom
Cedars-Sinai

The start of the school year can be tough for many children. For some, the struggle might last just a few days. For others, however, a difficult transition back to school might be a sign of an undetected behavioral or developmental condition that requires medical attention.

Released: 16-Aug-2023 1:30 PM EDT
As Kids Go Back To School, Parents Prepare For A Healthy School Year
Hackensack Meridian Health

Variety of health back to school pitches from the experts at Hackensack Meridian Children's Health

Released: 16-Aug-2023 11:25 AM EDT
Health Clinics in Rural NY Schools Improve Child Health Care
Cornell University

In a rural region of upstate New York, students attending schools with nonprofit-run health clinics received more medical care, relied less on urgent care, and missed less school, according to an analysis led by Cornell University researchers.

   
Released: 15-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
London classrooms need more support to improve air quality
University of Surrey

Classrooms using dual ventilation systems can cut harmful air pollution in half compared to those that use normal ventilation, according to findings by the University of Surrey's Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE).

   
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Released: 15-Aug-2023 2:40 PM EDT
Technology is changing the classroom, but not how students learn
James Madison University

From artificial intelligence to digital concept maps, technology may be changing the classroom, but not how students learn. Meta-analytic studies on instructional technology have found that technology does not impact student learning. The single most important influence on learning is the teacher.

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7-Aug-2023 11:45 PM EDT
Treating back-to-school ear infections without antibiotic resistance (video)
American Chemical Society (ACS)

“Back-to-school” season means earaches. Today, a team reports a single-use nanoscale system unlikely to generate resistance. It can kill an ear-infection-causing bacterium in animals with a compound like bleach, and it could someday be used in a gel. They will present their results at ACS Fall 2023.

Released: 14-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
FSU literary experts offer tips for navigating back-to-school disruptions and building strong reading habits for young learners
Florida State University

Published: August 14, 2023 | 11:19 am | SHARE: Going back to school is disruptive for children on several fronts. Overnight their routines change and behaviors around learning tend to go from being unstructured to structured.  Reading practices, especially when done with others — parents, siblings, other family members and caregivers — serve as a great way to ease both challenges, according to experts with Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research, or FCRR.

Newswise: Video games and social media: Factors disrupting healthy student sleep
Released: 14-Aug-2023 10:15 AM EDT
Video games and social media: Factors disrupting healthy student sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey data from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that parents blame video games (50%) and social media (44%) for negatively affecting the sleeping schedules of school-aged children and teens.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Back to school: MSU experts on health and safety issues for students
Michigan State University

Over 50 million K-12 students across the United States will return to classrooms this month, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Michigan State University experts provide guidance on how to ensure students are physically and mentally prepared for the new school year.

   
Released: 10-Aug-2023 2:45 PM EDT
As Kids Go Back To School, Parents Prepare For A Healthy School Year
Hackensack Meridian Health

Medical experts offer tips on various back to school health concerns to prepare for a healthy successful school year.



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