Students whose families are running low on food stamp benefits perform worse on math tests, according to a study by researchers at the University of South Carolina. Researchers say the way in which food stamps are distributed in South Carolina coincides with testing schedules in such a way that students may have gone hungry for several days by test time.
The US Education Department has rescinded two Obama-era documents and issued interim guidance for colleges and universities on handling campus sexual assault under federal Title IX law. Among other changes, the new guidance, to remain in place pending a formal review, allows schools to use a higher standard of proof in disciplinary cases involving sexual misconduct.
Students at three South Dakota elementary schools recently learned about the Plains Cree Tribe from Saskatchewan, Canada, during a performance by members of Native Pride Dancers. In addition to teaching the students about dancing, the dancers shared stories about the history of the tribe to keep the culture alive.
Just 32% of US business schools saw more international applicants this year, Graduate Management Admission Council data show. The drop is being linked to immigration policies under President Donald Trump.
A new certificate in management science and technology management available as part of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business' full-time MBA program may appeal to international students by offering work visa advantages to graduates. William Boulding, dean of the Fuqua School, says he expects that more than 20% of students will ultimately pursue the certificate.
McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business in Canada is introducing a new program that blends humanities subjects such as philosophy and culture into a traditional business degree. The Integrated Business and Humanities degree aims to incorporate such skills as "critical thinking, communication, cultural perspective," said Emad Mohammad, the director of the new program.
Ten community colleges have partnered with ApprenticeOhio to provide tuition reimbursement for students who complete apprenticeship programs identified as crucial to businesses. The Ohio College Apprenticeship Consortium offers students a chance to learn new skills both in the classroom and through on-the-job training.
Communicating with students' families is important to maintaining a good class culture, educator Gretchen Vierstra writes in this blog post. She shares four strategies -- such as organizing a shared reading experience or family engineering night -- with links to resources, additional tips and videos for implementation.
Christine Ackerman, superintendent of the Chappaqua Central School District in New York, says transparency will be important as she starts her new job. In this Q&A, Ackerman says her door is always open to parents in the district and she'll be using her time to focus on strategic planning and implementing more project-based learning.
Traces of the yeast used to make lager beer have been detected on ancient shards of ceramic pottery found along the Chile-Argentina border, suggesting that lager originated in South America about 200 years before it was produced in Bavaria, researchers say. "This is the first archaeological evidence and earliest evidence of any kind of Saccharomyces eubayanus being used in alcohol production," said Alberto Perez of Universidad Catolica de Temuco.
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