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Half of American adults are health-care illiterate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that about half of the adults in the U.S. have inadequate skills when it comes to understanding their health care options and now, a new report details how greater knowledge can lead to healthier lives. “The relationship between health ...

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Climate change might affect people’s personalities

Temperatures could play a key role in shaping the personalities of people and, if scientists are correct, climate change could have a major effect on the traits humans develop. A new study suggests that personalities are shaped by the temperatures of the areas where people are raised and ...

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Social-Emotional Learning – Education Week

Report Roundup “Ready to Lead: A National Principal Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Prepare Children and Transform Schools” School leaders see students’ social and emotional development as important factors in school success, but in a nationally representative survey of principals, just 35 percent of respondents said their ...

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Showcasing Creativity in School Construction

The Nest, a common area at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Va., was conceptualized, designed and built by students. —Paula Ospina/Education Week New school designs are supporting the academic goals of educators—and in some cases, pushing the boundaries of K-12 architecture. Flexible learning spaces, enhanced technology, environmentally friendly features, and ...

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Baltimore Violence Prompts Halt to School Student Trips

Baltimore Officials with a county school district in Maryland say they have halted school-related trips to Baltimore because of escalating violence in the city. A spokeswoman for Carroll County schools says the decision to halt the trips, including a marching band’s scheduled performance Sunday in the mayor’s Christmas Parade, was ...

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