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Classroom Dialog May Ignite Students\
In a study entitled, "The Dialogic Video Cycle as Teacher Professional Development Model to Foster Classroom Dialogue: Conceptualization and Implementation Findings," TUM School of Education...more



Incarceration and Disenfranchisement of Disconnect Low-Income Males
In a new study, imprisonment rates have increased over time and differ by race and ethnicity. This reflects the major changes in federal and state crime policies over the past few decades. The...more

Atlanta Works to Put Hundreds of Homeless into Homes
An Atlanta initiative aims to help hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people get off the streets and into homes of their own. Atlanta's efforts in tackling homelessness...more

Research Finds Competition Can Spur Homeless to Save More
A research paper entitled titled "Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter" details at the saving behavior of the working homeless. The authors of the study...more

Medication is Effective When Matched with Drug and Cognitive Therapies
New research indicates that rehab strategies combined with meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people beat...more

Links in Residential Location, Transportation Access and Employment Outcomes between Housing Voucher Recipients
Gathering information from the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing program (MTO) and the Welfare to Work Voucher program (WTW), a new Urban Institute study delves into the connection between...more

Seeing Race and Ethnicity in Positive Light Linked to Stronger Development in Minority Youth
The findings of a new meta-analysis summarizing 46 existing studies show that positive feelings towards one's own race and ethnicity are linked to stronger development in minority youth. The...more

Understanding Poverty Dynamics In Five Decades
In a published paper entitled "Persistent Poverty Dynamics: Understanding Poverty Trends over 50 Years", an update is provided concerning the 2003 RUPRI analysis of persistent poverty dynamics...more

Back of Pack Warnings Create Little Effectiveness on Young Smokers
In a latest research published online in Tobacco Control, back of pack photo or text warnings indicating the hazards of smoking are not that effective on teen smokers, especially for regular...more

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating among Children
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more






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Niagara: A Willing Host for Green Business

Niagara: A Willing Host for Green Business
The Niagara Region is a willing host to renewable energy. Known as the green energy capital, Niagara Falls is one...



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