Undocumented students face barriers to higher education

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research released by the College Board shows that because of financial barriers and exclusion from the legal workforce, only a fraction of undocumented high school graduates go on to college. The board ...

Parents, not schools, hold the key to maths success

Parental influence has a far greater impact on a child's attainment in mathematics than any factor related to school environment, a new study published today from the University of Sussex reveals.

What happens to the young and educated without a job?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study led by the University of Oxford is looking at how young educated people who are unemployed become politicized in different ways - either through violent struggle or as reformers working for a ...

Can "smartboards" make high school students smarter?

The age-old classroom biology experiment of dissecting a real frog can now be replaced with dissecting a virtual frog on an interactive whiteboard. But does this change to so-called "smartboard" technology in high schools ...

Generation Y struggling for job security

It can take young people up to a decade to secure a stable and meaningful job after leaving secondary school, according to Australia's most comprehensive youth trends study, the Life Patterns project.

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