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9/4/2015

US Rep. John Kline, chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, will not seek re-election in 2016. Kline said he will continue his work to overhaul and replace No Child Left Behind and expand access to higher education while still in office.

9/4/2015

Nonfarm payrolls were up 173,000 in August, according to today's data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was below economists' expectations. The construction sector added 3,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3% to 5.1%. June and July numbers were revised up 44,000 over what had been previously reported. The labor participation rate was steady at 62.6%.

9/4/2015

Perfectionism -- creating high goals and standards -- may help students while in school, but it may hurt them in the workplace, according to a study in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review. Students with high standards may need extra support in areas such as flexible thinking, study author Andrew Hill said.

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9/4/2015

A CDC report showed 31% of US children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were diagnosed before age 6 and almost 50% received their diagnosis before age 7. The findings, based on interviews of about 3,000 parents of children with ADHD and 115 parents of children with Tourette's syndrome, also revealed that more than 50% of the children were diagnosed by a general pediatrician or family doctor, while only 25% of those diagnosed before age 6 received their diagnosis from a psychiatrist.

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ADHD, CDC, Tourette's syndrome
9/4/2015

Some colleges and universities are turning to an employee assistance program to provide short-term counseling to students who are stressed out by the demands of academic life. The University of Wisconsin Colleges and programs such as the Dell Scholars Program offer the service mainly to low-income and other high-risk students to keep them on track to graduate.

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InsideHigherEd.com
9/4/2015

In this blog post, Lucien Vattel, founder and co-director of the PlayMaker School and CEO of nonprofit GameDesk, calls for an education system that prioritizes social and emotional development. "The fundamental design of education must be reshaped to create a society that supports its people, cares for its planetary home, thinks forward as a norm, and is filled with individuals who both think and feel beyond themselves," Vattel writes.

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Lucien Vattel, PlayMaker School
9/4/2015

Three-quarters of college faculty are unaware of open educational resources, and confusion over how to locate and use such materials prevents others from implementing them, a new report from Babson Survey Research finds. "The lack of a catalog and the difficulty of finding what is needed are the most-often cited barriers," explain the authors.

9/4/2015

By attending workshops and contributing to panels, you can get more out of your next networking event, writes James Parsons. Seminars can help you expand your knowledge and meet others with similar interests.

9/4/2015

Students at a New York school district have access to high-tech tools, machinery and computers to learn in-demand skills thanks to the career and technical education program. Students are learning about solar-panel installation, 3D printing, CNC milling and other duties.

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9/4/2015

UK researchers found that spending an additional hour watching TV or surfing the Internet at age 14.5 reduced teens' exam scores by 9.3 points at age 16 and two extra hours led to 18 fewer points, according to a study in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The findings, based on more than 800 14- and 15-year-olds, also showed students who did an extra hour of daily homework and reading scored an average of 23.1 more points than their peers.

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Reuters