Pediatric emergency rooms in some states are at or over capacity due to the surging number of respiratory infections.
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Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
The Pell Grant covers less than 30 percent of the costs to attend a four-year public college.
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The Pell Grant would have to be doubled in order for its purchasing power to be anywhere near what it used to be, a scholar observes.
Some college students have no home to return to.
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Even when the economy is strong, these young adults face economic hardship.
Burkina Faso’s genetically modified cotton success narrative was built on studies with methodological problems.
Kenya’s Daily Nation headline condemning the 2007 post-election violence.
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The occurrence of violence in Kenya is a joint production between political elites and ordinary citizens.
Evidence is growing that when masks are worn by nearly everyone, it can slow coronavirus transmission.
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Recommendations around mask usage are confusing. The science isn’t. Evidence shows that masks are extremely effective to slow the coronavirus and may be the best tool available right now to fight it.
Educating your children at home brings the power to choose what they learn.
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A scholar of multicultural education says the COVID-19 pandemic gives parents of color the chance to choose what their children learn at home.
A woman flashes the V for victory sign as Sudanese protesters demonstrate in Khartoum on July 25, 2019.
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Remaining nonviolent despite enormous provocation made it difficult for the regime to depict the movement in a negative light
A proposal to increase the Pell Grant award amount could help restore the grant’s original purchasing power when it was created in 1972.
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A proposal to double the value of Pell Grants for college students could finally start to restore their value to what they were when they were created back in 1972.
A severe blue-green algae bloom spreads across western Lake Erie on July 30, 2019.
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Should lakes, rivers and other resources have legal rights? New Zealand, Ecuador and other countries have taken this step. Now Toledo, Ohio is a US test case.
The Korle Gono beach in Accra covered in plastic bottles and other items washed ashore following weeks of heavy flooding in 2016.
Focusing on everyday politics can help explain why powerful interest groups undermine policies that might improve the public good.
It turns out that sexuality research has little interest in … sex … or the pleasure associated with sex.
How do you express, feel, communicate, and embody your sexual desires and pleasures in the prevailing social climate?
Comment exprimer, ressentir, communiquer et incarner ses désirs et plaisirs sexuels dans le climat social ambiant, teinté de moral, prévention des ITS et menaces de poursuites ?
Who is being left out?
Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students, are down to covering only 30 percent of tuition, from 80 percent in the 1970s.
What will Trump’s higher ed plan mean for students?
What will a Trump presidency mean for America’s 6,000 colleges and universities, as well as its over 20 million postsecondary students?
Should college be free for all?
Presidential candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have proposed a debt-free or a free college education. Is this feasible? Should wealthier students get such subsidies?
Le coton BT est la semence transgénique la plus répandue en Afrique.
L’arrêt de l’utilisation du coton BT au Burkina Faso repose la question du développement agricole en Afrique.
Bt cotton is the most widely grown GM crop by poor farmers in Africa.
Burkina Faso, one of the largest GM cotton producers in the world, has begun a phase out of all Bt cotton production.
Completed in 2009, Citi Field is the home of the New York Mets – and part of a recent wave of new ballparks.
TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
Despite criticism from segments of the community, affirmative action helps many disadvantaged Asian-Americans.
Not all Asian-Americans are high-achieving model minorities. What happens when the myth of Asian disadvantage hurts some of the most marginalized students in the US?