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Payoffs of long-term investment in education research
Leading scholars and private foundation presidents shared the Capitol Hill stage to highlight the payoffs of long-term investment in education research at a Capitol Hill briefing on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (2011-02-15)

NRC rewards Penn State nuclear engineering efforts
Penn State's nuclear engineering program, part of the mechanical engineering department, has received nearly $1 million from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the areas of education, faculty development and curriculum development to boost nuclear education and expand the workforce in nuclear and nuclear-related disciplines. (2009-12-10)

School PE lessons don't reflect kids' activity levels
The total amount of physical activity done by primary school children does not depend on how much physical education is timetabled at school because children compensate out of school, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-09-11)

Press registration opens for AERA Annual Meeting
The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in an array of areas - from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the US and around the world. (2017-03-10)

Third Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research
AERA Announces the Third Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research: (2006-10-18)

Level of education can predict death in the United States
Lack of high school education is a powerful predictor of death in the United States, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-03)

UC education researcher announces iPad plan to reduce paper trail
Experiments involving iPads are becoming a trend at universities across the country. A new UC teacher-education initiative aims to reduce the pounds of paper used in reports to evaluate the professional development of teachers. (2010-07-28)

K-State's elementary education program receives national honor
Kansas State University's bachelor's degree program in elementary education is being honored with the 2010 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators. (2010-03-10)

A call to US educators: Learn from Canada
In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on international assessments, according to a Boston College expert on educational change. (2015-04-18)

Intensive education can help patients with acute low-back pain
People with low-back pain who were given an additional individual two and a half-hour education session with a trained specialist on top of their usual care did better than those given normal care alone. (2008-01-22)

Exclusions and power structures in the wake of an open higher education system
In recent decades, Swedish universities and university colleges have become the target of a range of reforms under the banner of openness and flexibility. But a thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that the good intentions of creating a more democratic, broader and effective higher education system also affect individuals, institutions and higher education systems and create power structures. (2010-12-14)

New national technology lab for adult education established at Penn
Educational researchers at the National Center on Adult Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education to foster the use of technology, including distance learning, the Internet and CDs, in adult education and literacy programs nationwide. (2001-10-26)

Reports on US geoscience education published by AGI's Center for Geoscience & Society
The Center for Geoscience and Society is pleased to release two reports concerning geosciences education in the United States. (2015-08-18)

More educated people who develop dementia lose their memory faster
People with more years of education lose their memory faster than those with less education in the years prior to a diagnosis of dementia, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, published in the October 23 issue of the medical journal Neurology. (2007-10-22)

Chemical education in the United States and Germany: A look into the 21st century
Experts from Germany and the United States discuss successes and challenges in chemical education, Thursday, May 3, 1 p.m., Boston University. The symposium, sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, is open to the public at no charge. (2001-05-01)

Lower level of education can impede reovery in elderly after hospitalization
Low education level can significantly impair functional recovery in older adults after a hospital stay, Yale researchers report in the November 1 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. (2004-11-01)

School exam achievements rise but social inequalities remain, say experts
British school pupils are performing substantially better in exams than they did 20 years ago, but social class inequalities in education have changed little, a research conference at the University of Edinburgh will hear today, Friday, 12 May. (2006-05-11)

Chemical education in the United States and Germany: a look into the 21st century
Experts from Germany and the United States discuss successes and challenges in chemical education, Thursday, May 3, 1 p.m., Boston University. The symposium, sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, is open to the public at no charge. (2001-04-30)

ASHG and NHGRI award first genetics and education fellowship
The American Society of Human Genetics and the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, have named Elizabeth P. Tuck, M.A., Upper School Science Teacher at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, the first ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Education Fellow. The 16-month appointment begins today. (2014-09-02)

Medical education must adapt to society's changing attitudes
What are the challenges facing medical education? This question is discussed in this week's BMJ, ahead of the annual meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Medical education needs to adapt to society's changing attitudes, write experts from the University of Maastricht, and they outline four major challenges that need to be tackled if the specialty wants to be taken seriously. (2006-09-07)

Standards for Engineering Education in K-12, new report
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction is collectively referred to as (2010-09-29)

Boston physician receives AMA Award for Health Education
Daniel Alford, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the office of Continuing Medical Education and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at Boston Medical Center, received the American Medical Association Foundation Award for Health Education. (2014-11-14)

Exploring how a parent's education can affect the mental health of their offspring
Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent's level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case. (2012-01-26)

Graduate Education in Physics: Which Way Forward?
A conference to re-evaluate graduate physics curricula, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. (2008-01-24)

National Science Board To Meet In Houston
The National Science Board (NSB) will convene its first off-site meeting of the year in Houston next month. The off-site meeting demonstrates the board's desire to reserve at least one such meeting each year for two purposes: (1) to focus on an important national science policy topic, and (2) to solicit input from communities outside of Washington D.C. (1997-09-15)

SAGE partners with CSWE to reward innovative teaching in social work education
SAGE and the Council on Social Work Education have come together to announce a new award to honor and recognize innovative teaching in social work education. Two recipients (or teams) will be awarded and recognized each year for outstanding contributions to social work education. (2012-02-14)

Correlation between brain shrinkage and education found
Among the healthy elderly, people with higher education levels exhibit more severe brain shrinkage with age than people with fewer years of education. Yet, these seniors do not show severe problems with their memory or thinking. (1999-07-12)

Study explores factors predicting referral to remedial or special education
Preschool entry is often the first time children are compared academically and socially with peers of the same age. For this reason, preschool is also the time when learning and behavioral disabilities are first identified. A new study from the Elementary School Journal explores to what extent factors such as parental education and race indicate a high likelihood of referral to remedial or special education during the first years of school. (2007-01-26)

CDC and Prevention awards Mayo Clinic an international medical education grant
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Mayo Clinic a $1.25 million grant to develop online medical education in Ethiopia. The five-year award will support Mayo Clinic and its Global HIV Education Initiative, HIV eCurriculum, to develop online education courses that disseminate best practices and recent research in HIV treatment and patient care. (2011-11-15)

Children with reading and spelling difficulties lag behind their peers despite special education
The reading skills of children with reading and spelling difficulties (RSD) lag far behind the age level in the first two school years, despite special education received from special education teachers. Furthermore, the spelling skills of children who in addition to RSD had other learning difficulties also lagged behind their peers in the first two school years. The follow-up study was carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. (2017-04-25)

Bilingual education has spillover effect
Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they're not designed for, according to a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. (2013-09-10)

Education may not affect how fast you will lose your memory
While a higher level of education may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows that once educated people start to become forgetful, a higher level of education does not appear to protect against how fast they will lose their memory. The research is published in the Feb. 3, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2009-02-02)

Teacher-led sex education of limited benefit
Improvements in teacher-delivered sex education have some beneficial effect on the quality of young people's sexual relationships, but do not reduce sexual risk taking in adolescents, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-06-13)

New study on childbearing and education offers surprising findings
Does education reduce childbearing, or does childbearing get in the way of education? New research shows that, at least among a population of Norwegian women, childbearing impeded education more than education impeded childbearing. (2011-07-04)

March 24 Forum on High School Reform
Leading education researchers and policy experts will explore high school reform issues at a public forum on Friday, March 24. (2006-03-21)

Science education the subject of forum in China
Piyush Swami, a UC professor of science education, is on a journey to share and explore teacher education on a global level. (2010-11-10)

Diminished returns of educational attainment on heart disease among black Americans
Using a nationally representative sample, the researchers explored racial/ethnic variation in the link between educational attainment and heart disease among American adults. (2020-05-06)

Fewer than half of the countries provide tuition-free pre-primary education
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's WORLD Policy Analysis Center have found that 45 percent of countries, with only 15 percent of low-income countries, provide tuition-free pre-primary education. The results of the study will be published in the December 2018 issue of International Organisations Research Journal. (2018-12-10)

Expanded education for women in Malawi does not lead to later childbearing
The age at first birth in Malawi has remained constant from 1992 to 2010, despite expanded access to education for girls. Social demographer Monica Grant explores this finding in a new Population Development and Review paper, noting that it does not imply that women would have been better off in the absence of recent education policies. (2015-09-24)

Improving K-12 science education in the US
A framework for K-12 science education, new from the National Research Council, identifies the key scientific concepts and practices that all students in these grades should learn. The framework offers a new vision for K-12 education in science and engineering and embodies a significant shift in how these subjects are viewed and taught. (2011-07-13)

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