Children From Troubled Homes Affect Classmates’ Test Scores, Behavior

Children From Troubled Homes Affect Classmates’ Test Scores, Behavior

 “Troubled homes” are a rather broad category

Troubled children hurt their classmates’ math and reading scores and worsen their behavior, according to new research by economists at the University of California, Davis, and University of Pittsburgh.

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On The High School Popularity Scale, Being In The Middle Has Rewards

On The High School Popularity Scale, Being In The Middle Has Rewards 

The cult of popularity that reigns in high school can look quaint from a safe distance, like your 20th reunion. By then the social order may have turned over like an hourglass: teenagers who were socially invisible have emerged as colorful characters, confident, transformed. Others seem preserved in time, same as ever, while some former princes and queen bees are diminished or simply absent, now invisible themselves.

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