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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



Improving Low-Performing Schools, New Findings on School Improvement Grants
The Mathematica Policy Research led a large-scale evaluation which presents new evidence on the implementation of four intervention models designed to help struggling schools and foster student...more

NCAIED Brings Economic Opportunities in Indian Country
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), a Native American-geared business organization in the US, works to expand economic opportunities across the nation. NCAIED...more

This Tree Branch-Based Water Filter Could Quench Your Thirst
MIT researchers have successfully experimented on a simple, tree branch-based water filter that may just provide an inexpensive solution for clean drinking water in the developing world. This...more

Homeless Youth in the Spotlight
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more

Canadian Youth Chooses Transit-Near Urban Amenities over Suburbs
In a University of Waterloo study, young adults in Canada want to live close to transit, high-density housing, and urban core areas rather than settle in suburbs. The study will be published in an...more

New Study Shows Bilingual Kids Prefer Interaction with Accent-free Speakers
According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from Concordia University found that, like monolingual children, bilingual children prefer speaking exchanges with...more

Children Who Overestimate Their Popularity Less Likely to be Bullies
According to a study about "The Bright Side of Positive Perceptual Bias: Children's Estimations of Network Centrality and Aggression," kids who overestimate their popularity are less likely to be...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





Meticulon, a project of Autism Calgary Association in partnership with the federal government and the Sinneave Family Foundation, operates as a social enterprise that renders high-tech services provided by people with autism, leveraging their natural abilities at requiring attention to detail, repetition, and sequencing.




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