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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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College Graduates from Poor Backgrounds Less Likely to Marry

In general, a college education doesn’t just mean more job opportunities — graduates are also more likely to get married and less likely to divorce. But new research finds this isn’t always true for those who are economically disadvantaged.

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Why Aren’t More Kids Interested in Working in Science and Technology?

Millions of Americans may be out of work, but numerous surveys have shown lots of job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (dubbed STEM by the analysts) — so why aren’t more students considering them?

A new study indicates many kids feel getting into those professions would simply be “too challenging.”

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Researcher Find that Early Intervention Can Curb College Drinking

In an interest to curb drinking among college students, Penn State researchers have created a new scientific approach, involving early intervention, that they believe will help students avoid becoming heavy drinkers in the future.

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Pennsylvania Middle School Bans Ugg Boots [VIDEO]

Ugg boots may not seem like a contributing factor to bad behavior at school, but Pottstown Middle School in Pennsylvania claims they are a distraction and have banned the student body from wearing them.

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Study: Using Math Could Help You Win Basketball Games

When it comes to shot selection in the game of basketball, a players instruction from a coach, or their own intuition, may cause them to shoot for the basket. But a new study from the University of Minnesota, reveals that using mathematics could play a more successful role.

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Study: High Academic Achievers in High School Still Have Trouble Reading

A significant portion of high school students that are high academic achievers, do not have the same type of academic success once they get to the college level, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Alberta, in Canada.

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Study: College Party Hosts Living Off-Campus Drink More

If you are a college student living off-campus and throwing parties, you are likely drinking more than your partygoers, according to a new Ohio State University study.

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Being Highly-Educated Could Slow the Brain’s Aging Process

Can education help keep our brains in good shape as we age? Some researchers say it can.

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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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