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2013-03-26 23:19:45

Jackie and Gilbert Cisneros Foundation Helps Prepare Kids for College by Investing in MIND Research Institute´s Math Program Buena Park, Calif. (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Lottery winners Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros today announced a $50,000 donation through their foundation to help improve math education for 700 Buena Park students. The gift to MIND Research Institute was announced at James A. Whitaker Elementary School, where kindergarten through fifth graders will participate in MIND...

2013-01-25 10:03:22

African-American, Hispanic students' grades not as negatively affected by working long hours after school African-American and Hispanic students may be less likely than non-Hispanic white students to hold a job during the school year, but when they do, they tend to work somewhat longer hours and seem less likely to see their grades suffer than non-Hispanic white students with jobs, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. A study involving...

Study Examines Why Girls Do Better Than Boys In School
2013-01-03 11:53:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online American women seem poised to make the 21st century their century as they begin to equal or even surpass their male counterparts in many aspects of society. Researchers from the University of Georgia and Columbia University decided to look into one possible aspect of the emergence of women: why young girls earn better grades in elementary school than their male counterparts despite performing worse on standardized tests. According...

2012-12-05 16:19:02

While most children are looking forward to getting gifts during the upcoming holiday season, it is worth noting that one in five children live in poverty. Poverty is a major risk factor for children's development and deep poverty is linked to a range of physical-biological, cognitive-academic, and social-emotional problems. These problems persist into adulthood. Poverty also contributes to a growing health and academic achievement gap, declining college attendance and graduation rates, and an...

2012-10-31 03:32:37

Children who are homeless or move frequently have chronically lower math and reading skills than other low-income students who don't move as much. That's the finding of a new longitudinal study on children's risk and resilience conducted through a university-community partnership by researchers at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Public Schools, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Iowa, and Hong Kong Sue Yan University. The study appears in the journal Child...

2012-08-20 15:04:43

The way legislators, experts and other opinion leaders discuss the role of parents and schools in reducing educational inequalities has changed dramatically since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. Put simply, parents were viewed as part of the problem then, with schools seen as the solution. In recent years, with No Child Left Behind and more school choice options, these roles have flipped. "There has been a continued focus on reducing educational...

2012-06-22 15:57:19

Study finds degrees in science, technology, engineering and math associated with 25 to 50 percent higher earnings; Latino college grads are highest earners Minority college students who major in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — earn at least 25 percent more than their peers who study humanities or education, according to the results of a new study. And those who took jobs related to their STEM degrees earned at least 50 percent more than their...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'