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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind, UT Study Says

Vocational training without a strong college-preparatory focus in blue-collar community high schools led some millennials to face wider gender employment and wage gaps than their peers, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs. The way the pendulum swings may have profound consequences for young women, according to new Cornell University research.

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2016 U.S. Math Olympians Go to Hong Kong

Six students have been selected to represent the United States at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), also known as the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.

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Willow Bay will receive the PEN Center USA's Award of Honor

PEN Center USA, a human rights and literary nonprofit based in Beverly Hills, announced today two key honorees for the 26th Annual Literary Awards Festival. The ceremony will take place on September 28, 2016, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Willow Bay, Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, will receive the Award of Honor, and Former Tehran Bureau Chief for the Washington Post Jason Rezaian will receive the Freedom to Write Award.

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Breathing New Life Into Public Schoolyards Benefits Entire Communities

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An Iowa State University landscape architecture studio is part of a collaboration that's breathing new life into more than 300 neglected schoolyards in Philadelphia. They represent a burgeoning national movement to green schoolyards.

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Financial Times Ranks UVA Darden No. 3 in the World for Entrepreneurship

Based on support from the School and its dynamic network as well as the success of alumni entrepreneurs, Darden landed near the top of Financial Times’ entrepreneurship rankings.

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Application Provides New Platform to More Effectively Train DHS First Responders

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A new part of the FLETC Seaport Facility Inspection Course, ETRA streamlines data entry for calculations, assessments, reports, and briefings.

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Einstein Education Researcher Selected as Macy Faculty Scholar

Cristina Gonzalez, M.D., M.Ed., associate professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and attending physician at Montefiore, has been selected as a 2016 Macy Faculty Scholar. One of only five chosen nationally, Dr. Gonzalez will receive a $100,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to allow her to pursue her medical education research and curriculum development.

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New Student Experience Outdoor Programs Focus on Service

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For more than 30 years, incoming first-year students at Salisbury University have engaged in summer outdoor orientation programs, from canoeing in Canada and hiking in Maine, to biking on the Eastern Shore.

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Texas A&M Planning to Create Medical School for Physician Engineers at Houston Methodist Hospital

Texas A&M University is planning to create an innovative engineering medical school at Houston Methodist Hospital to educate a new kind of doctor, pending appropriate approvals, who will invent transformational technology for health care, officials announced today.

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Skateboarding Professor Available to Talk About Keeping Kids Active During the Summer Break.

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$625 Million in WFU Construction Over 10 Years Enhances Residential Experience

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Wake Forest University is in the midst of a 10-year, $625 million construction effort that reflects the institution’s commitment to offer the best residential college experience in the country.

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Should First-Year College Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Math Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead?

Policies placing first-year college students assessed as needing remedial math directly into college-level quantitative courses, with additional support, can increase student success, according to a first-of-its-kind study published today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson to Co-Chair Annual Meeting of the New Champions

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced that university president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, June 26-28, 2016. In her role as co-chair, Jackson will participate in a debate on the role of corporate-led research in advancing scientific progress, a televised session in which she will discuss the key elements of an innovation ecosystem that translates research results into technological innovations and business opportunities. Jackson will also moderate a discussion among Rensselaer faculty of the role of big data in disrupting transmissible diseases.

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Part-Timers Now 49 Percent of Nation’s College and University Faculty, RTI International Researchers Find

Part-time workers now make up nearly half of the faculty of U.S. colleges and universities, according to the 2016 edition of The Condition of Education, a federal report on the nation’s education system with contributions from RTI International.

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ASA Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling to Uphold Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

The American Sociological Association (ASA) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The judgement allows the university to continue using race as a factor in admissions decisions.

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Early Behavior Problems Impact Long-Term Educational Attainment More for Boys Than Girls

A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial gender gap in educational attainment that currently exists in the United States.

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Standardized-Exam Development Approach Improves Classroom Exams

Blueprinting may improve consistency of exams in the classroom year to year. A medical school professor will discuss how he successfully predicted students’ performance on a first-year medical course exam he developed using blueprinting at the APS Institute on Teaching and Learning Workshop.

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President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

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Recently, President Barack Obama announced that the the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE). The winning coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, brings together a consortium of nearly 200 partners from more than 30 states—and from across academia, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), industry, and nonprofits—to spur advances in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.