Across the country music teachers believe that factors at the school level have the greatest impact on their programs. Matters beyond the school are not seen as having a significant influence on their programs, even though district, state and national educational policies have an effect on music education, according to a new study published in the Journal of Research in Music Education.
Although higher education has already opened the door to equal opportunities for women and minorities in the US in the math and science professions, a new Tel Aviv University study suggests that elementary school teachers' unconscious biases significantly influence female students' academic choices later on.
Discussing the relationship between science and faith, rather than avoiding the discussion, may better prepare future high school biology teachers for anticipating questions about evolution, according to Penn State political scientists.
Charities are always trying to understand what type of appeal will increase the likelihood of donations. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, people are also very driven by seeing the good in themselves. Referencing particularly indulgent products -- not a simple cup of coffee -- can significantly increase charitable donations.
The National Science Foundation's Broader Impacts Criterion was envisioned as a way for grant proposals to be judged not only on their intellectual merit but also on the ability of the proposed research to produce wider societal benefits. A review of proposals in the Division of Environmental Biology reveals that, even with the implementation of this criterion, some broader impacts activities have been under-reported, and reviewers have tended to pay less attention to them than they have to intellectual-merit-related activities.
The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development released a study today showing that three State grants to support natural gas programs generated $128 million in economic impact, $79.1 million in gross state product and supported 927 full-time jobs in 2014.
Piotr Olejniczak, M.D., Ph.D., LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Center, contributed to a study of the long-term effectiveness of the first direct brain responsive neurostimulator for partial onset, or focal, seizures that cannot be controlled with medication. The study found that responsive direct cortical stimulation reduces seizures and improves quality of life over an average of 5.4 years.
Rice University scientists develop a method to improve the detection of asphaltene that precipitates in crude oil and clogs production lines.
A new theoretical approach clarifies interactions between motor proteins and yields the discovery that both weak and strong forces influence how they keep a cell's transport system robust.
Majorities across the political spectrum say it is important that the new 114th Congress takes action on assuring the discovery, development and delivery of treatments and cures for diseases in the first 100 days of the legislative session, according to America Speaks, Volume 15, a compilation of public opinion polls commissioned by Research!America.