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Can Universal Screening Increase the Representation of Low Income and Minority Students in Gifted Education? NBER Working Paper No. 21519Issued in September 2015NBER Program(s): ED LS Low income and minority students are under-represented in gifted education programs. One explanation for this pattern is that the usual process for identifying gifted students, through parent and teacher referrals, systematically misses many potentially qualified disadvantaged students. We use the experiences in a large urban school district following the introduction of a universal screening program for second grade students to study this hypothesis. With no change in the standards for gifted eligibility the screening program led to large increases in the fractions of economically disadvantaged students and minorities placed in gifted programs. You may purchase this paper on-line in .pdf format from ($5) for electronic delivery. Acknowledgments Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX.

The Easiest Way to Frame Big Posters and Prints. Turn average posters into gallery-worthy pieces with just two sheets of plexiglass and four bolts. When the quote I received to frame James Ransom's poster-sized photographs for the new Food52 office was in the thousands of dollars, I started trying to think how it could be done for less. Much less. I love the minimalist look of frameless glass, which doesn't feel heavy and lets the photography stand out.

But when I found these screw-in brass bolts and realized that plexiglass could be custom-ordered inexpensively, an easy DIY solution presented itself. What you'll need: A large print or poster. I started with these 24- by 36-inch enlarged photographs (pictured above) that we wanted framed for the office. 2 matching pieces of custom-cut plexiglass. How to do it: 1. If you already have a poster you want to frame, skip to step 2. 2. Find a resource, like PlasticLand, that will custom cut plexiglass sheets to order. 3. 4. 5. Photos by Mark Weinberg. Influence of Black Masculinity Game Exemplars on Social Judgments. The Effects of the Sexualization of Female Video Game Characters on Gender Stereotyping and Female Self-Concept. The insidious (and ironic) effects of positive stereotypes. A Duke University, USAb Princeton University, USAc University of Waterloo, Canadad University of Chicago, USA Received 8 August 2012, Revised 31 October 2012, Available online 3 December 2012 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.11.003 Get rights and content Abstract The present research demonstrates that positive stereotypes – though often treated as harmless, flattering and innocuous – may represent an especially insidious means of promoting antiquated beliefs about social groups.

Highlights ► Positive stereotypes are especially detrimental to egalitarian social perception. ► Exposure to a positive stereotype led to increased essentialism. ► Exposure to a positive stereotype led to increased application of prejudicial beliefs. ► These results were relative to baseline and negative stereotype exposure conditions. Keywords Stereotype; Positive stereotype; Essentialism.

Interpretative Theories as Roadmaps to American Identity by Or Bassok. European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)September 10, 2015 Global Constitutionalism (Forthcoming) Abstract: As long as the American Constitution serves as the focal point of American identity, many constitutional interpretative theories also serve as roadmaps to various visions of American constitutional identity.

Using the debate over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I expose the identity dimension of various interpretative theories and analyze the differences between the roadmaps offered by them. I argue that according to each of these roadmaps, courts’ authority to review legislation is required in order to protect a certain vision of American constitutional identity even at the price of thwarting Americans’ freedom to pursue their current desires.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 44 Keywords: constitutional identity; interpretative theories; living constitutionalism; originalism; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 5-Mile-Long Bridge Transitions into a Tunnel That Connects Denmark with Sweden. The Øresund has made it easier than ever before to travel between countries that are separated by water. This unique passageway connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden, doing so in two ways: a cable-stayed bridge runs five miles to an artificial island, where it then transitions into a tunnel that extends an additional two and a half miles.

A motorway occupies the upper level while the railway line runs below. The man-made island that connects bridge and tunnel is called Peberholm, and it’s had an unexpectedly positive impact for the local flora and fauna. Species have been allowed to freely develop, and it’s since become a haven for biologists— as a popular breeding ground for birds in addition to a habitat for the rare green toad. The responsibility of operating the bridge falls on both countries, and its neighboring states help keep the structure running. Drivers must pay a toll to cross the Øresund, but the cost seems worth it. Photo credit: Koosha Paridel.

Snake Bites in Costa Rica Peak with El Niño Cycling. Parts of the planet warm and cool during El Niño and La Niña. And infectious diseases also wax and wane in step with the climate cycle. Take malaria—shown to spike in northern Venezuela during cool, La Niña conditions. Or flu pandemics, which often follow months after La Niña sets in. Now researchers have linked another public health risk to El Niño climate cycling: poisonous viper bites. Their study area was Costa Rica—where health centers keep rigorous records on snakebites. Sounds counterintuitive—you might expect the climate extremes to have opposite effects. In cold, wet years, on the other hand, prey numbers plummet—forcing snakes to travel beyond their usual slithering grounds to eat—again increasing chances of an unlucky meeting. The researchers also found two more variables that correlate strongly with Costa Ricans' odds of being bit: poverty and destitute housing.

—Christopher Intagliata [The above text is a transcript of this podcast.] 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Has 17 Men and Two Women On Its Writing Staff. Well, this is sad. Splitsider reports that Stephen Colbert's new show—the one that premiered delightfully earlier this week, the one that seems to be trying to bring a new kind of intellectualism to late-night network comedy—has a writing staff that includes 17 men. And only two women. And: All 19 of those writers are white. Feel free to use this space to react with a loud groan or maybe a silent scream or maybe a dismissive “¯\_(ツ)_/¯” or whatever else suits you.

And, you know: I get it. But then. You’d think Colbert would know better than most of his peers that “diversity” is not just some aspirational tautology, but the best proxy we have for ensuring that cultural products that aspire to some kind of mass-ness represent, as best they can, the actual mass. So. He can, for sure, do all of those things. Colbert has been asked before about the lack of diversity on his writing staff. For some reason. Tatsuya Tanaka (@tanaka_tatsuya) Unlike Tinder and OKCupid, LinkedIn Is Not a Dating Site. LinkedIn is a lot of things: a convenient place to upload your resume online, a weird portal for “thinkfluencers” to post inspirational screeds about leadership à la, a site that indulges the 2008 Facebook dream by telling you (albeit in very limited ways) who’s been checking out your profile. But it is also, indisputably, the social network of choice among older men. The evidence for this is both anecdotal (everyone’s dad loves LinkedIn) and statistical (37 percent of LinkedIn’s users are over 50, users skew predominantly male, and fully 85 percent are 30 or older).

The knowledge of this used to be vaguely comforting—on any given day, you could log in, and find a wealth of posts detailing “Ten Tips for Talking Technology” and “How to Pursue Lifelong Learning.” But this week, after the 27-year-old English barrister Charlotte Proudman tweeted a LinkedIn message sent to her by a much-older partner at a law firm complimenting her on her “stunning picture!!! Murders among romantic partners on rise in South Korea, AsiaOne Asia News. In May, the discovery of a young woman's body packed into a suitcase buried under cement in the hills in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, left South Korea in shock and horror.

The 26-year-old, surnamed Kim, was murdered by her 24-year-old boyfriend, who allegedly killed her while drunk after she tried to break up with him. The boyfriend, only identified by his surname Lee, impersonated Kim on social media for two weeks after killing her and disposing of her body. According to Rep. Jeong Yong-ki of the ruling Saenuri Party, the number of murder cases among dating partners has been on the rise in Korea since 2012, from 99 to 108 last year. In the last three years, the number of victims like Kim totaled 313. The murder cases accounted for 11.9 per cent of all crimes committed by the victims' romantic partners against them, including stalking, physical violence and rape. "This means two people are being killed by their romantic partners every week," Rep. Rep. Contracting with Unruly Words—and Numbers - Concurring Opinions. Lawyers learn drafting lessons from previous cases involving disputes over the meaning of language.

The result is often contracts with denser detail, attempting greater specificity to delineate intention using language. Yet words can be unruly and open to interpretation—well illustrated by a series of contemporary examples that also happened to involve numbers: were the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center one occurrence or two for purposes of applicable insurance contracts? (Spoiler alert: both!) Was the blockbuster film trilogy The Hobbit three separate films or merely one film in three installments? Each story has inherent interest, a bit of drama, and useful lessons for contract drafting. WTC and 9/11: One Occurrence or Two? On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked commercial aircraft and flew two of them into the World Trade Center in New York—another hit the Pentagon in Washington and a fourth was overtaken by passengers, forcing it to nosedive into a Pennsylvania field.

Color-Blindness and White Identity Politics. Donald Trump and the disaffected white people who make up his base of support have got me thinking about race in America. “Trump presents a choice for the Republican Party about which path to follow––” Ben Domenech writes in an insightful piece at The Federalist, “a path toward a coalition that is broad, classically liberal, and consistent with the party’s history, or a path toward a coalition that is reduced to the narrow interests of identity politics for white people.” When I was growing up in Republican Orange County during the Reagan and Bush Administrations, lots of white parents sat their kids in front of The Cosby Show, explained that black people are just like white people, and inveighed against judging anyone by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character.

The approach didn’t convey the full reality of race as minorities experience it. But it represented a significant generational improvement in race relations. Those are important things to understand. The Link Between Religion and Terrorism isn’t as Strong as Some Atheists Believe. How it Works. Lorn - Acid Rain. Tropical Tidbits. Women rule Pakistan’s med schools, but few practice. Men want M.D. 'trophy wives.' Twenty fourth-year medical students are learning how to examine a patient with a throat infection.

Today's lesson is as much about patient care as it is the anatomy of the throat. The patient is real, a woman, and the instructor invites several of the female students to examine her, since cultural sensitivities dictate that she does not want to be inspected by a man. The instructor has his pick, since there are 17 women and three men in this group of students. It is almost as if men are an endangered species in Pakistan's medical colleges. 'Catching a husband' The government body that regulates the medical profession, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, says more than 70 percent of medical students are women. Competition to get into these medical colleges is tough — at one college I was told that they receive 10,000 applications for a 100 places.

I ask one male student why the women were outshining the men. "Boys go out, hang out with their friends," he says. Hot ticket Dr. Glogin?URI= Chilling Effects of the Ashley Madison Scarlet Letter. This post is co-authored by CDT’s own Alex Bradshaw and Jake Laperruque of Open Technology Institute (OTI). It’s been a little over a week since massive amounts of data from the popular cheating website, Ashley Madison, were published online. Impact Team, the group behind the breach, released everything from email and home addresses of Ashley Madison’s users to their credit card and bank account information. Not surprisingly, the consequences were brutal.

Although public reaction has been a mix of jokes about happy divorce attorneys and betrayal-karma for users, the hack’s effects will likely spread far beyond the site, to affect anonymity and online security throughout the Internet. Many are likely reacting to the Ashley Madison hack with humor and righteous glee because they see this data dump as something that will only affect “bad people,” but this sentiment is fundamentally misplaced. This is not to say Ashley Madison is free from blame.

Firefighter’s death highlights a hazard: hoarders’ junk. Another danger lurked as fire and smoke swept through the upper floors of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise: junk. The 19th-floor apartment where the blaze started last weekend was piled with it, fire officials said, creating a minefield that’s being looked at as a potential factor in the death of a New York City firefighter, the department’s first in the line of duty in more than two years. Lt. Gordon Ambelas’ death July 5 came amid what some officials say is a nationwide uptick in fire calls complicated by clutter, conditions the FDNY code names “Collyer’s Mansion” after the infamous 1947 case of two brothers found dead amid the floor-to-ceiling clutter in their Harlem brownstone.

The American Psychiatric Association estimates up to 5 percent of the population has a hoarding disorder, and firefighters are increasingly finding entryways, hallways and rooms blocked because of piles of stuff — knickknacks, electronics, clothes, boxes, papers and garbage. Modafinil Really Is a 'Smart Drug,' Study Says. If you could take a pill that will make you better at your job, with few or no negative consequences, would you do it? Out of all cognitive processes, modafinil was found to improve decision-making and planning the most in the 24 studies the authors reviewed. Some of the studies also showed gains in flexible thinking, combining information, or coping with novelty. The drug didn’t seem to influence creativity either way. “What emerged was that the longer and the more complex the task, ... the more consistently modafinil showed cognitive benefits,” said Anna-Katharine Brem, a neuropsychologist at Oxford and one of the paper’s authors, in an email.

Surprisingly, the authors found no safety concerns in the data, though they caution that most of the studies were done in controlled environments and only looked at the effects of a single dose. Adderall and modafinil are different chemically, but their effects on cognition are similar, according to some psychiatrists. Gender and the Analytical Jurisprudential Mind by Leslie Green. Brian Nosek's Reproducibility Project Finds Many Psychology Studies Unreliable. How many national anthems are plagiarized? Police body and dashboard cameras: How camera perspective bias can limit the objectivity of jurors. Geometric Rainbow – Kona Hexies Quilt | Modern Handcraft. To Be Young, Gifted, Black and Female: A Meditation on the Cultural Politics at Play in Representations of Venus and Serena Wi. Sense and 'Sensitivity': Epistemic and Instrumental Approaches to Statistical Evidence by David Enoch, Talia Fisher.

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