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The race to define data science as an undergraduate course

Since the acceptance of the Internet as a reliable source of information, much hype has surrounded distance education and getting online degrees. Proving to be cost effective, distance education is a popular choice among recession-stricken undergrads as it prevents them … Continue reading

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Students and campus safety

Multiple incidents of campus violence have long eroded the idyllic notion of the school being as secure as a second home. In response, the U.S. Department of Education met with several student representatives from various schools in the country to … Continue reading

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Is there a biological indicator for learning disabilities?

                                            Image source: goodlearners.net Learning disabilities are largely misunderstood conditions. Because symptoms are scattered on a range and appear similar to signs of misbehavior, it is commonly thought that a “learning disability” is simply a medical label for a lazy … Continue reading

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Prioritizing student accomplishment focused on qualitative results

In schools today, great emphasis is placed on pushing students to achieve more. The ideal is the straight A student who shows motivation in all of his or her subjects and who is driven to produce many positive results across … Continue reading

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The downside of suspension as punishment

An article recently published on Time.com has revealed that many school districts still continue to use out-of-school suspensions, even for minor infractions. The problem, however, is that while it is popularly used as a disciplinary action, it has become increasingly … Continue reading

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Forbes: Private Company Solves US Education Problem

Education as a problem requires the cooperation of all the sectors involved to be solved.  Here, the efforts of a private company to help solve the education-related problems of the U.S. are discussed:   The government spends millions of dollars … Continue reading

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The marshmallow test and the guidance of a mentor figure

One of the most popular psychological experiments today is the marshmallow test as it is funny to observe and it has some serious implications. The experiment, which asks young children to resist eating the marshmallow in front of them in … Continue reading

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