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Feeling included — kids with disabilities have their say in landmark...

The playground can be a daunting place for any kid trying to join in and be one of the gang. For kids with disabilities it's just as important to feel included, be accepted and valued -- particularly by their peers. In a study to understand the p...

New approach finds success in teaching youth with autism

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to increase, the one thing that won't change is the need for those children to develop social skills. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are ...

Comprehensive nutrition services vital to children’s health

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, November 1, 2010 -- School meal programs play a significant role in keeping children healthy and are "the anchor" of comprehensive school nutrition services that improve children's nutritional status, health and academic performan...

Tracking high school graduation, dropout rates

High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as a key indicator of the effectiveness of a school system, but how best to calculate these rates is controversial for both educators and policymakers. HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT, GRADUATION...

Schools an ideological battleground in Sudanese strife, scholar says

Education is often heralded as an engine for peace and prosperity, but in the fifty-year civil war that has gripped Sudan, schools have played an important role in deepening the country's divisions. That's the conclusion of Anders Breidlid, a profes...

Family, Culture Affect Whether Intelligence Leads to Education

Intelligence isn’t the only thing that predicts how much education people get; family, culture, and other factors are important, too. A new...

CEOs with top college degrees no better at improving long-term firm...

DURHAM, N.H. -- Whether or not a company's CEO holds a college degree from a top school has no bearing on the firm's long-term performance. And when it comes to getting canned for poor performance, CEOs with degrees from the nation's most prestigio...

Education more important than knowledge in stopping spread of HIV in...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Simply teaching people the facts about how to protect themselves from HIV may not be enough to prevent the spread of AIDS in Africa, a new study suggests. Researchers found that villagers in Ghana who had higher levels of cognit...

Keeping faith — schools must balance ethos with equality

London, UK (September 1, 2010) -- Faith based schools are on the rise in the UK, apparently boosting educational standards. But are religious values at odds with legislation on equality? Research that appears today in the journal Education Manageme...

New Web Site to Gather Comments about Disability Research Needs

A new Web site has been developed by the government's Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) to gather comments and recommendations on research needs for Americans with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education announced today. The committee, chaired by Steven James Tingus, director of the Education Department's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), produced the site to help ensure that federal research efforts meet the needs of the disability community. The site can be found at http://www.icdr.us/.

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