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Research Finds Charter Schools Nationwide More Cost-Effective, Produce Greater ROI

A first-ever report released July 22 by the University of Arkansas, which ties charter school funding to achievement, finds that public charter schools are more productive than traditional public schools in all 28 states included in analyses of cost-effectiveness and return on investment.

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3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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GW’s National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Becomes Hrsa-Funded Technical Assistance Center for Health Centers

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP), a project of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, was awarded a 3-year National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) from the U.S. Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to cultivate and support medical-legal partnerships at community health centers across the country.

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School Leaders Report Students Accept Healthier Lunches

Seventy percent of elementary school leaders nationwide reported that students generally like the healthier school lunches that rolled out in fall 2012, according to a first-of-its-kind national study whose lead author is now a research associate professor at Boise State University.

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy Named a “2014 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education

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For the third consecutive year, St. Louis College of Pharmacy joins an elite group of colleges and universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Great Colleges to Work For.

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Parents Dissatisfied a Year After Chicago School Closings

One year after Chicago Public Schools closed 50 schools, parents still prefer their children’s old schools, which the city treated as “portfolio liabilities” rather than as stabilizing institutions, according to a new report by an educational policy researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Hopkins Nursing Receives Grant to Help Alleviate Shortage of Advanced Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is one of only 14 schools of nursing nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.

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Binghamton University Dean Honored with Malone Award for Internationalization

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Binghamton University Dean Krishnaswami “Hari” Srihari has been named among three 2014 recipients of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Awards, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to international education at public and land-grant institutions.

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Study Finds Unintended Consequences of Raising State Math and Science Graduation Requirements

Raising state-mandated math and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) may increase high school dropout rates without a meaningful effect on college enrollment or degree attainment, according to new research published in Educational Researcher (ER), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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