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COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

‘COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

SMALL SCHOOL BIG RESEARCH

College search is overwhelmingly complex for youth whose parents did not attend college. A “college coaching” program improves the likelihood of high school students attending college, according to research by professor James Rosenbaum.

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Is Stress Contributing to the Achievement Gap?

Is Stress Contributing to the Achievement Gap?

Researchers find that race-based stressors, such as perceived discrimination and stereotype threat, can affect sleep and cortisol levels. These physiological changes can impact learning.

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Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

Even when we know better, our brains often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions, according to new research by Northwestern University psychology professor David Rapp.

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Figlio's Research Cited in Columbus Dispatch

Figlio's Research Cited in Columbus Dispatch

Intergenerational political warfare could erupt more frequently as baby boomers grow old in their suburban homes, changing the demographics of their communities.

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Kirabo Jackson Finds Single-Sex Schooling Boosts School Outcomes, Lowers Crime

Kirabo Jackson Finds Single-Sex Schooling Boosts School Outcomes, Lowers Crime

Recent research by SESP associate professor Kirabo Jackson's latest study finds positive evidence of single-sex education improving students' academic achievement and decreasing their criminal activity—and how that happens.

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Education Week: Kirabo Jackson's Study Finds Lesson Plans Benefit Weaker Teachers

Education Week: Kirabo Jackson's Study Finds Lesson Plans Benefit Weaker Teachers

Giving weaker teachers good lessons plans - -not professional development -- benefits weaker teachers, according to recent research by Kirabo Jackson.

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CBS News on Diane Schanzenbach's Study: Is Economy Shortening People's Lives?

CBS News on Diane Schanzenbach's Study: Is Economy Shortening People's Lives?

CBS News features a study by SESP associate professor Diane Schanzenbach on why Americans are seeing their longevity decline and mortality rates increase. "People who are poor live a lot less -- a striking amount less -- than the rich," she said.

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