Experts identify easy way to improve smartphone security
What information is beaming from your mobile phone over various computer networks this very second without you being aware of it?
Why cash incentives aren't a good idea in education
If there is one iron law of economics it is this: people respond to incentives. Offer an "all you can eat" buffet and people eat a lot. Double the demerit points for speeding on a holiday weekend and fewer ...
Are elementary school start times too early for young children?
It's rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it's still dark outside. Schoolchildren everywhere (their parents too, if they are being honest) groan for "just ...
Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study
Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found.
Extra time in math class has its minuses, scholar says
(Phys.org) —Eric Taylor, a PhD student at Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, found that students who spent more of the school day in math class had higher math scores, but the gains ...
Smart and socially adept: Individuals who demonstrate both qualities achieve greatest success in workplace
Wanted: Highly skilled individual who is also a team player. In other words, someone who knows his or her stuff and also plays well with others.
'Vital signs' of teaching captured by quick, reliable in-class evaluation
A 20-minute classroom assessment that is less subjective than traditional in-class evaluations by principals can reliably measure classroom instruction and predict student standardized test scores, a team of researchers researchers ...
Early elementary school start times tougher on economically advantaged children, study finds
Middle- and upper-class elementary school students in Kentucky demonstrated worse academic performance when they were required to start classes early, compared to peers whose school day started later, according to research ...
Public oversight improves test scores in voucher schools
Requiring private schools that receive public money to report student test scores improves academic achievement and ultimately enhances school choice, a Michigan State University scholar argues.
Want to win in the NHL? Score first—but not until the third
(Phys.org) —The team that scores first has an advantage in a National Hockey League game. That should be obvious: They are, at that point, winning.
Little-known scores rank consumers' value based on data from Web, apps, loyalty cards
If you've bought a house or car lately, chances are you know your credit score, or at least whether it's good or bad. But what about your customer loyalty score? Or your identity score? Or your health score?
Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that ...
Will Google bring good fortune to Credit Karma?
Google is betting that good things will happen to Credit Karma, an online service that provides consumers with free copies of the credit scores that define their financial reputations.
Moving 'quality' teachers between schools will not help disadvantaged children
The bi-partisan federal legislation in the US popularly known as "No Child Left Behind" was passed during George W Bush's first term. It had two important goals: to increase scientifically based education ...