How Do “High-Stakes” Grades Affect Student Behavior?

Grades, including evaluations by teachers, standardized test scores, and exam results, can affect student behavior for at least three reasons.

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When Your New School Comes with an Extra Challenge: Traffic Pollution

More than 6.4 million children attend public school within 250 meters of a major roadway, and nearly one in five

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Do Children Learn Better in Mixed-Age Classrooms?

Multigrading, the practice of mixing children of different ages in the same classroom, occurs in about one-third of school classes

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Public Works Programs in India—A Path to Stability or a Low-Wage Track?

Public works programs have become a popular tool for poverty reduction in low-income countries. There are approximately 90 public works

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Workers with Eye-Care Coverage Tend to Work More Hours and Have More Highly Compensated Positions

While poor vision has the potential to decrease workplace productivity, little is known about the actual connection between access to

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Recess, Lead, and Mercury—TRIs Impact Kids and School Rankings

There are currently 21,800 toxic release inventory sites (TRIs) operating in the United States, but we have little information on

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Measuring the Total Benefits of Influenza Vaccination

The total benefit to society from a single additional influenza vaccination includes the direct benefits to the individual receiving the

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Learning about Potential Earnings Changes Students’ Choice of College Major

An undergraduate’s choice of college major has enormous consequences for their economic future, but how well do they understand their

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Job Experience with Skills Certification Improves Employment for High School Dropouts

On average, across OECD countries, one in seven young people (15–29 years old) is neither employed nor pursuing education or

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Climate Change and Occupational Health—Can We Adapt?

Greenhouse gases accumulating in the earth’s atmosphere are poised to raise global temperatures considerably in a relatively short period of

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