Career And Education
Tutoring children in and after school isn't new, but how much does it really help in critical areas like reading? Rigorous new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows significant gains from a national service program to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthening their understanding of future public service possibilities.
For some in the university community, it may not be the easiest book to read but Anthony Stewart’s You Must Be A Basketball Player will force its readers to think about a series of often-challenging topics from white privilege, to race and integration – topics that are ever-more pressing.
Students helping other students learn has been proven to boost academic achievement and social skills in students with and without disabilities. A new book by Vanderbilt University researchers, Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students’ Social Lives and Learning, based on over 20 years of research in the field, offers teachers practical guidelines for implementing these strategies in the classroom.
Employees with previous work experience bring valuable knowledge and skills to their new jobs – but some of what they learned may actually hurt their work performance. A study of telephone call center employees is one of the first to suggest that previous work experience isn’t all positive for new employees. Workers may keep some old habits and ways of doing things that hurt performance in their new roles.
Past behavior is generally considered to be a good predictor of future behavior, but new research indicates that may not be the case in the development of depression, particularly among adolescent girls. University of Washington social scientists tracked first- and second-graders for seven years and found that anti-social behavior among girls and anxiety among both sexes predicted depression.