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Trade snow for sun at these schools

Jan 30, 15 Trade snow for sun at these schools

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Tired of the snow? If you’re a high school senior, you’ve got a chance to escape the cold by picking a college or university in a town with warm weather. Some people love sledding in heavy coats, but others would rather wear flip-flops at the beach.

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Filling critical need, high schoolers enroll in health-sciences programs

Jan 29, 15 Filling critical need, high schoolers enroll in health-sciences programs

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Kyarra Garrett wants a career in health care — and she's not waiting to start her education. The Jones High School senior is among a growing number of high-school students entering health-sciences magnet programs, a trend that is ushering them in to one of the fastest-growing career paths in the country.

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Companies get creative to get kids coding

Jan 25, 15 Companies get creative to get kids coding

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The United States needs to find roughly 1 million more tech workers in the next five years, and they can’t all be rich, white males. With computer science workers increasingly in demand, tech advocates have begun to reach out to demographics that historically haven't considered coding as a profession to ensure low-income Americans, women and minorities don't get left behind.

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How well kids do in school may depend on social status

Jan 23, 15 How well kids do in school may depend on social status

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Kids' math and reading skills when they start kindergarten can vary greatly based on their social and economic status, according to a new study.

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Stereotypes keep women away from academia

Jan 19, 15 Stereotypes keep women away from academia

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A new study published in the journal Science continues to support the idea gender inequality exists in academia. According to researchers from the University of Illinois and Princeton University, women are underrepresented in academic fields, such as the sciences, the humanities, social sciences, and math, because of stereotypes.

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Bilingual education promotes psychology, diversity

Jan 19, 15 Bilingual education promotes psychology, diversity

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There are several benefits of learning a new language, the latest being it promotes a better understanding (and acceptance of) psychology and diversity.

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New book suggests science experiments for kids

Jan 02, 15 New book suggests science experiments for kids

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Consider yourself forewarned. Do not try this experiment in the winter. Well, at least not in your kitchen. And, actually, never inside your home, regardless of the season. This is strictly an outdoors kind of thing. Liz Lee Heinecke would offer this advice to would-be scientists of any age. But in the event that the younger set doesn't pay attention — and they likely won't — parents should.

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Deciphering The Code: Why America’s Kids Need To Learn Computer Science

Dec 15, 14 Deciphering The Code: Why America’s Kids Need To Learn Computer Science

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Last week, President Barack Obama typed his first line of code as part of 'Hour of Code', an initiative designed to provide a quick and painless introduction to computer science. The one-hour tutorial program was part of Computer Science Education Week and devised by Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding exposure to computer science in schools and increasing participation, especially by women and minorities.

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More Americans Going Abroad For College

Nov 18, 14 More Americans Going Abroad For College

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College students across the world are trading places. As more international students came to the United States for school last year, more Americans left to study abroad. Roughly 289,000 U.S. students attended school and received credit in foreign countries during the 2012-13 school year -- an increase of two percent from the year before.

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The New Peer Pressure Is Selling ADHD Drugs

Nov 15, 14 The New Peer Pressure Is Selling ADHD Drugs

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One in five college students who participated in a new online survey reported abusing prescription stimulants at least once in their lives. But the real surprise came when students who have been legally prescribed drugs to treat their ADHD answered some questions. More than half reported being pressured by their friends into sharing or selling their drugs.

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