• Citizen science volunteers are almost entirely white

    28. Juni 2022

    CC BY-ND Every day, volunteers around the world contribute to scientific studies through “citizen science.” Citizen science can be anything from counting migrating birds to measuring precipitation or even tracking outbreaks of COVID-19. Citizen science helps researchers collect more data than they could working on their own. The people who participate in these projects also…

    Abortion and bioethics: Principles to guide U.S. abortion debates

    27. Juni 2022

    On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the nationwide right to choose an abortion. For decades, rancorous debate about the ruling has often been dominated by politics. Ethics garners less attention, although it lies at the heart of the legal controversy. As a philosopher…

    Teacher burnout hits record high – 5 essential reads

    27. Juni 2022

    Teachers in grades K through 12 are more burned out than workers in any other industry, according to a new Gallup poll that finds 44% of K-12 employees report “always” or “very often” feeling burned out at work. That number climbs to 52% when looking just at teachers. Increased work duties during the pandemic, students…

    5 tips for parents of new kindergartners who are younger than their classmates

    27. Juni 2022

    A good kindergarten experience sets kids up for success in school and into adulthood. Students in smaller kindergarten classes are more likely to go to college than students from larger classes. And by age 27, students who had more experienced kindergarten teachers were earning more money than their peers who had less-experienced teachers in kindergarten.…

    Pandemic’s impacts on how people live and work may change city centers for decades to come

    22. Juni 2022

    The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea If companies allowed more of their employees to permanently work from home, businesses would gravitate toward city centers, while people would primarily live in the periphery, resulting in less traffic congestion and falling real estate prices downtown. Those are our main…