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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...

2012-06-11 09:53:11

Conclusions illustrate complexities of analyzing student achievement Closing the academic gaps in performance among students from diverse backgrounds is a challenge for schools and a mandate from the government. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has prompted schools and school districts to re-examine elements that impact student achievements. A study completed by a recent graduate from University of Houston's Executive Education Doctorate in Professional Leadership suggests that...


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