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Students more likely to succeed if teachers have positive perceptions of parents

Parental involvement is commonly viewed as vital to student academic success by most education experts and researchers; however, the quality of research on how to measure and improve parental involvement is lacking. Now, researchersShow More Summary

Misbehavior and negative attitudes cannot explain why black students are more likely to be suspended

In recent years, research has found that black high school students across the country are at least three times more likely to be suspended from school compared to white students. However, social scientists have been unsure as to the reasons why this happens. Show More Summary

US lawmakers target undocumented student 'sanctuaries'

State lawmakers move to strip funding from universities protecting students against deportation and detention.

Overdiagnosis harms kids. Here’s how to avoid it.

A fairly recent article in the Journal of Pediatrics is both intriguing and sobering. It is intriguing because it lays bare something we don’t talk much about or teach our students. It is sobering because it describes the potential harm that can come from it — harm I have personally witnessed. The issue is overdiagnosis, […]

A Hacker, A Bomb Threat, & A Melodious Voice: Starting A Swim Company

By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwam Fike Swim has the privilege of being a case study on Product Innovation and Brand Management this semester and the students will ultimately pitch Fike Swim on products they want to “launch.” Read the full story on SwimSwam: A Hacker, A Bomb Threat, & A Melodious Voice: Starting A Swim Company

Syracuse's Secret Sauce For Its Outperformance On The New York Bar: Tougher 1L Curve And Readmission Policy, Eight Mandatory Bar-Related Courses For At-Risk Students

I previously have blogged Syracuse's over-performance on the New York State Bar Exam: although Syracuse is the seventh highest ranked of fifteen New York law schools, it ranked fourth (89.5%) in bar passage on the July 2016 bar exam, behind only Columbia, Cornell, and NYU (and above Fordham, Cardozo, St....

Former student in prep school sex assault wants new trial

4 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex — requiring him to register as a sex offender for life — is asking for a new trial.

Grandma's Getting High: Pot Replaces Pain Pills for Relief From Cancer, Neuropathy and Other Diseases

Click here for reuse options! Medical marijuana comes to the retirement home. Marijuana has a brand new market, and no, it's not the upcoming class of high school students hanging out in the 7-Eleven parking lot. Contrary to popularShow More Summary

The cheapest house in Mayfair is going for £500,000 and is targeted at rich Arab students

Mayfair is one of the most affluent and expensive areas in London to buy a home. The average property price in London is at £484,000, according to the Office for National Statistics, so buying in a richer area will likely cost you aShow More Summary

Long Lost Walt Whitman Novel Has Been Found 165 Years Later

Walt Whitman might be best known for his genre-defying poetic masterpiece Leaves of Grass, but the 19th century writer was far from a one trick pony. Last year graduate student Zachary Turpin discovered a long lost Dickensian-like serialized novel written by Whitman that was last seen in print 165 years ... More »

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s ‘dark side’?

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side? By Jon M Jachimowicz, PhD Student in Management, Columbia University. In the wrong hands, ‘nudges’ can be used in nefarious ways. Marionette strings via www.shutterstock.com More than two dozen governments, including...

4 essential productivity tips for businesses with remote-friendly policies

Back when I was a full-time student, I used to moonlight as a part-time writer for various technology blogs. I did this on a “remote” basis. These blogs had offices thousands of miles away from my co-working space of choice: my cozy college hostel-room. So when I graduated in 2015, I was pleased to see...

After two decades, the Kennewick Man is reburied

On a summer day in 1996, a pair of college students walking along the Columbia River in Kennewick, Wash., stumbled upon part of a human skull, about 10 feet from the shore. In the month that followed, investigators unearthed 300 pieces of bone that made up one of the oldest and most complete skeletons...

Report: Trump Administration to Rescind Trans Student Guidelines

The administration will withdraw the guidance on equal treatment of transgender students Tuesday, sources say.

Study: Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage was legalized

9 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

The study recorded a 7% reduction of all students analyzed and a 14% reduction of students characterized as sexual minorities.        

20 years after Bethel High School shooting gunman makes no excuses, but the media does

I haven’t posted much about the Bethel High School shooting that happened in Anchorage, Alaska, back in 1997. Back then a 16-year-old Evan Ramsey took a shotgun to the school and opened fire killing Principal Ron Edwards and student Josh Palacios. Show More Summary

HRC Responds to Reports That Trump Administration Plans to Rescind Trans Students Guidance

Tonight, HRC responded to media reports that the Trump administration plans to rescind guidance from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education regarding schools’ obligations to transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Show More Summary

Newswire: Alex Trebek rapped Kanye West and Drake lyrics on Jeopardy! tonight

The special Jeopardy! tournaments targeted toward younger people—whether they’re kids or college students—usually give the show a chance to let loose and throw in some fun pop culture-based categories about things kids like. Today, with...Show More Summary

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