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Educational Policy News
October 20, 2020

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When Reproductive Rights Are Less Restrictive, Babies Are Born Healthier

American women living in states with less restrictive reproductive rights policies are less likely to give birth to low-birth weight babies, according to a new study. The findings show that women, ...

More Young Adults Are Abstaining from Alcohol

Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol, compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new ...

Effects of Poverty on Childhood Development Seen in Children as Young as 5

Researchers have found that health inequities can be measured in children as young as 5 years old. The research contributes to a growing body of literature finding that children of color who are also ...

Young Kids Could Spread COVID-19 as Much as Older Children and Adults, Study Suggests

Researchers have discovered that children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have much higher levels of genetic material for the ...
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Research Network Aims to Improve Learning Outcomes for Students Underrepresented in STEM

A recent report lays out gaps in the biology education field and proposes leveraging an existing research coordination network called Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM (EDU-STEM) to tackle ...

Personality Traits Affect Shelter at Home Compliance

A worldwide survey conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic found that people with certain common personality traits were less likely to shelter at home when government policies were ...

A New, Comprehensive Approach to Measure Inequality in Preventable Child Mortality

A new model can more accurately and efficiently assess which children are at highest risk of preventable death, according to a new ...

Multiple Neurodevelopmental Conditions May Lead to Worse Educational Outcomes

Scottish children with multiple neurodevelopmental conditions experience greater school absenteeism and exclusion, poorer exam attainment and increased unemployment, according to a ...

Which Is More Creative, the Arts or the Sciences?

An expert in creativity and innovation is calling for schools and universities to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, as new research shows it is a core competency across all disciplines ...

New Study Confirms Advice Given to the UK Government About School Closures

Several predictions made by experts ahead of the UK-wide lockdown in March are confirmed in a detailed re-analysis of the ...

Study Uses Mathematical Modeling to Identify an Optimal School Return Approach

A new mathematical model has been developed to identify the number of days students could attend school to allow them a better learning experience while mitigating infections of ...

A Simple Enrollment Change Yields Big Dividends in Children's Early Learning Program

Researchers know that texting programs can greatly benefit young children's literacy. Now new research shows that parents' participation in such programs can be boosted exponentially with ...

Has COVID-19 Knocked Us Onto Our Backsides?

Researchers sought to examine the impact of pandemic-related changes upon physical activity and sedentary behavior, specifically sitting, across the university ...

Parents Less Aware When Their Kids Vape Than When They Smoke

Most parents know or suspect when their child smokes, but they are much more likely to be in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products, according to a large national U.S. ...

Why Writing by Hand Makes Kids Smarter

New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. At the same time, schools are going more and more digital, and a European survey shows that Norwegian ...

New Education 'Hubs' for Deaf Children Needed to Replace Social Spaces Lost When Specialist Schools Close

New dedicated hubs for deaf children are needed around the country to provide new social spaces, education and support, an expert has ...

Face-Covering Use Up, More People Are Taking COVID-19 Threats Seriously, Study Finds

A new survey of six U.S. states has found that during the past two months, more people are wearing masks, vaccine uncertainty is on the rise, and many people are overestimating their risk of becoming ...

Enrolling in Health Education Courses May Help Change Student's Beliefs About Stress

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New research finds that college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress ...

Machine Learning Models Identify Kids at Risk of Lead Poisoning

Machine learning can help public health officials identify children most at risk of lead poisoning, enabling them to concentrate their limited resources on preventing poisonings rather than ...

Study Identifies Innovative Responses to Pandemic School Meal Program Disruption

A new study estimates that more than 1.15 billion breakfasts and lunches for low-income children were not served in school as a result of school closures between March 9 and May 1. States and school ...

Accurate Labels Like 'Aerosol' or 'Chemicals' Increase Perceived Risks of E-Cigarette Use

Accurately labeling e-cigarette emissions as 'chemicals' or 'aerosols' rather than 'vapor' increases the perceived risk of exposure, researchers have found. Higher ...

Concussions Are a Risk for Young Athletes in All Sports -- Not Just Football, Study Finds

A recent study suggests that high school athletes competing, not only in football, but other sports are at risk for concussion and may need longer recovery time than previously ...

Lecturer Takes Laptops and Smart Phones Away and Musters Student Presence

A Danish university lecturer experiments with banning screens in discussion lessons. A new study looks at the results, which include greater student presence, improved engagement and deeper ...

Operation Outbreak Simulation Teaches Students How Pandemics Spread

A new article highlights Operation Outbreak, an educational platform and simulation intended to teach high school and college students the fundamentals of responses to ...

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