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Texas’ Proposed New Textbooks Offer False Information, Climate Change Denialism

Sep 18, 14 Texas’ Proposed New Textbooks Offer False Information, Climate Change Denialism

Posted by in Education, Science

Texas public schools will teach its students from kindergarten through grade 12 false information regarding climate change and ozone depletion if a series of proposed textbooks pass a Texas Board of Education vote in November.

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Procrastination Leads To Bad Grades (Obviously)

Sep 17, 14 Procrastination Leads To Bad Grades (Obviously)

Posted by in Education, Science

Students prone to procrastination know work that's done at the last minute, versus ahead of time, is considerably less great. Now, there’s a study that quantifies the level of great it isn't.

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After-School Programs That Make A Difference

Sep 10, 14 After-School Programs That Make A Difference

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A good high school goes a long way, but what kids learn outside the classroom can be just as powerful. At many schools, years of budget cuts have chipped away at sports, music, arts and other activities considered nonessential. For the lucky ones, after-school programs have stepped in to fill that gap, offering everything from coding classes to kayaking.

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Student Rocketeers Wanted For World’s Largest Rocket Competition

Sep 09, 14 Student Rocketeers Wanted For World’s Largest Rocket Competition

Posted by in Education, Space

Although the end of summer indicates the beginning of classes for students across the country, it also signals the kickoff of the world's largest annual student rocketry contest. Registration for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is now open for teams of 7-12th grade students through December 12.

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Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

Sep 01, 14 Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

Posted by in Education, Health

Cardiovascular disease is not shared equally across socioeconomic classes, as wealthier people are less prone to poor heart health. Some studies of cholesterol, one of the risk factors for heart disease, have linked higher cholesterol levels to lower socio-economic status, yet other studies have come to the opposite conclusion. What’s the truth?

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Aug 22, 14 5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Posted by in Education, Health, Seasonal

It's that time of year again: parents are winding down summer plans and tightening the reins on bedtime schedules. And while adding anything else to the back-to-school to-do list may seem daunting, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has five tips that will make going back to school this year easier than ever.

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Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

Aug 20, 14 Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

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The decades-long push to boost the number of math and science classes high-school students must take to graduate has raised a question: Will students who already are struggling to meet the current requirements drop out if the bar is even higher? Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis recently suggested that the answer is yes.

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Out With The Old: Lecturing Doesn’t Work, Involving Students Does

Aug 07, 14 Out With The Old: Lecturing Doesn’t Work, Involving Students Does

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So many of us have sat through a boring lecture in a giant auditorium able to fit hundreds of students. Hearing a professor drawl on about physics, geology, or chemistry, barely involving the students in the lecture; it makes sense why so many students end up dropping out, failing, or falling asleep during class. These teaching methods don’t work, and it’s time to implement new, inclusive techniques.

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Intelligence Gaps Between Boys And Girls Shrink When They’re Given Same Education

Aug 05, 14 Intelligence Gaps Between Boys And Girls Shrink When They’re Given Same Education

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By improving the educational opportunities and living conditions of men and women, there are more similarities in their intellectual abilities. Researchers recently published their findings, which may help future testing and teaching approaches.

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Normally I like to open with a little story, a way to relate life in general with what I am going to be talking about/introducing you to. This time though, I find that I am at a total loss. I am so blown away by this latest news that I honestly could not think of a greater lead-in than just admitting that I could not think of a greater lead-in.

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