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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China To Offer Free Schooling for Migrant Kids

China To Offer Free Schooling for Migrant Kids

 A new era for China’s migrant children

Children of migrant workers will have the same education opportunities as their urban counterparts before the end of this year, the China Ministry of Education (MOE) said Tuesday. “The central government will allocate funds to local education departments sufficient to cover extra education expenses in accordance with the number of migrant children they accept,” the ministry said on its website.

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China: Education Not Delivering ‘Results’

China: Education Not Delivering ‘Results’

About 10,000 Chinese college students look for a job at a job fair in Changzhou

Four in 10 Chinese complain about the yawning gap between large investments in education and its returns, a recent nationwide survey has showed.

The Horizon Research Consultancy Group polled 3,355 residents aged 16 to 60 in both urban and rural areas, including seven metropolises such as Beijing and Shanghai. The survey found that only 16 percent of respondents believed their investments on education gave good returns.

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