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Early Implementation Findings Of Teacher Incentive Fund Grantees
Mathematica conducted a national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) for the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences and found that after the first year, two key...more



Mindfulness Practice Can Reduce Stress and Burnout Among Teachers
A new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center shows that teachers who undergo mindfulness training were able to...more

Disconnected Low-Income Men: A Demographic Picture
In a demographic study of disconnected low-income males, approximately 16.5 million civilian men across the U.S. age 18-44 lived in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty...more

Effects of Bullying Last Long Into Adulthood
The findings of a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, features the risk of problems related to health, poverty, and social...more

Effects of Bullying Last Long Into Adulthood
According to a new RAND corporation study, foreign-educated and foreign-born health professionals play an important role in the U.S. health care system. Despite significant representation in the...more

Caffeine Intake Affects Children Differently After Puberty
Jennifer Temple, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, investigates how caffeine intake...more

Prosocial Youth More Likely to Avoid Deviant Peers, Less Likely to Show Problem Behaviors
According to a new study by University of Missouri, prosocial behaviors, or actions intended to help others, may prevent youth from associating with deviant peers, and making the youth less likely to...more

Underage Youth Who Use False ID to Obtain Alcohol at Risk for AUDs
In a soon-to-be published issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, underage youth who use false identification (ID) in order to obtain alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk...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

Investor Role in Acquiring Foreclosed Boston Properties
Urban Institute releases new study on "The Role of Investors in Acquiring Foreclosed Properties in Boston," which pursues investigation on how the activities of investors are likely to affect the...more





A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.




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