Middle school is when the right friends may matter most

EUGENE, Ore. — (Jan. 12, 2011) — As adolescents move from elementary school into their middle or junior-high years, changes in friendships may signal potential academic success or troubles down the road, say University of Oregon researchers….

Children in formal child care have better language skills

Fewer children who attend regular formal centre- and family-based child care at 1.5 years and 3 years of age were late talkers compared with children who are looked after at home by a parent, child-carer or in an outdoor nursery. This is shown in a …

Good grades in high school lead to better health, study finds

MADISON — The “A” grades that high schoolers earn aren’t just good for making the honor roll — they also make them healthier as adults, too.
Studies have long shown that education is linked to better health, but new research by Pamela Herd, …

Building mental muscles through theoretical physics

INDIANAPOLIS — A grant from the D. J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation has made it possible for a student from a suburban Indianapolis high school to co-author, along with his mentor and two other scientists, a theoretical physics study in…

Urban youth cope with neighborhood violence in diverse ways

Experiences with violence cause teens growing up in dangerous neighborhoods to adopt a range of coping strategies, with notable impact whether the violence takes place at home, among friends or during police incidents, a University of Chicago study …

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