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A New Vision for Learning as a Nation goes to College
Who are today’s college students? How has the role of higher education changed? Why, with more students than ever attending college, do employers find graduates underprepared for the workplace? How about civic responsibility and global understanding? What barriers stand in the way of doing better? What should college students actually be learning? These are some of the questions that the report from the Greater Expectations National Panel attempts to answer.

Test Yourself for Hidden Bias
March 3, 2003
Created by psychologists at Yale University and the University of Washington, this collection of Implicit Association Tests (IAT) measures unconscious bias. We invite you to test yourself and reveal what may be lingering in your psyche. Each test takes about five minutes, and your privacy is protected -- no identifying information is collected or distributed. There are several different tests you can choose to take, from those that look at body image to racial, age, and sexual orientation biases.
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Best Colleges Index
Feb 28, 2003
Rather than chasing down the hard copy version of U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges, ranking the best colleges in the U.S., go online and for the same $9.95 price you get interactive sorting capabilities.
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Emotional & Learning Problems in Children
Feb 27, 2003
On Wednesday, March 12, 2003, the LEAD Foundation in Colorado Springs hosted an evening with renowned psychiatrist Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell. He is a nationally recognized expert on ADD/ADHD and is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. During his talk Dr. Hallowell described the various emotional and learning problems children may have and offered practical tips on how best to deal with them. Admissions was free.

U.S. Schools Resegregating
January 21, 2003
USA Today posted this article on January 21st...all the more sad on the heels of President Bush's stand against Affirmative Action for college admissions. The article is based on a study by The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. The study was released on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Click to read the Press Release.

Underachieving Students: How can Parents Help
Jan 11, 2003
Stephanie Dunnewind, Seattle Times staff reporter, writes a helpful article on the subject of underachieving students. Your child is one of many teachers are working with at school whereas for you he's your "one and only." There is a lot parents can do to help their children reach their potential but, as the article points out, it is a balancing act.

Special Report: Checked your kid's textbook lately?
Dec 21, 1988
The Daily News finds scores of textbooks where political correctness takes precedence over truth. "The world of 21st century textbook education is a learning laboratory in which agendas, ideologies and errors all too often trump balance, accuracy and fairness." Revisionist history is in and error-filled versions of global geography are being taught. The article mentions The Textbook League, a watchdog group that researches textbook inaccuracies. We have added it to the CCF Links page. What do you think of this article? Have you encountered textbooks like these in your kids' schools?  Visit Website ]  Message board ] 

2002 CDC Report Looks at ADD & ADHD
Dec 17, 2002
In May of this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that looked at Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. According to this report approximately 1.6 million elementary school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, a condition also known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Younger Drinkers Risk Damaging Brain Cells
Dec 10, 2002
On December 9, 2002, The American Medical Association (AMA) released a report, two decades in the making, providing some shocking data on the negative effects of alcohol on the brains of underage drinkers. Harmful Consequences of Alcohol Use on the Brains of Children, Adolescents, and College Students, outlines how alcohol alters the brain's development and could potentially cause irreparable damage.

2003 Rhodes Scholars announced
Dec. 7, 2002
The 2003 Rhodes Scholars have been announced and 32 American men and women were chosen to receive the prestigious award. They were chosen from 981 applicants who'd been endorsed by 341 colleges and universities in a nationwide competition. [ Press release ]

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