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This is a very contentious issue, and both sides have numerous studies to cherry-pick to support their side. In a search of academic articles (as opposed to blog posts), I have come across a couple that I feel are relevant, well sourced and conducted, and impartial. Harvard University published a report in October of 2010. Some key points: Much of ...


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In summary there appears to be at least 18 gun incidents in, or around, schools between 1st January and 14th February 2018. They are not all of the "mass shooting" variety one might expect from the headlines but they have certainly all involved the accidental or intentional letting off of a firearm. A few notes I count 17, not 18 The 18th has been found (H/...


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Students in public school were assigned to write in Arabic the Shahada (Testimony of Faith), not in Tennessee, but in neighboring Virginia. In English, it is: I bear witness that there is no God except Allah; And I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His servant and messenger This occurred in 9th grade World Geography class at ...


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It depends on what you classify as 'school shooting' and most people would consider this number too high. You can find an overview over 17 incidents (together with news sources) at: everytownresearch.org The list include all gun-related incidents near or in schools like: A disagreement between two 16-year-old students escalated when Jonah Neal pulled ...


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First-person shooter games with human targets did not exist before Wolfenstein 3D in 1992. There were some brave attempts (most notably Aliens and Operation Wolf) but nothing which allowed the player to freely explore the environment. (As pointed out by Tyler, there were earlier FPS games, but none which were violent.) Note that I'm making the assumption ...


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Children from Openbare basisschool (obs) Vinkenbuurt were taken (in the sense of a field trip) to Gulzar-e-Madina Mosque in Zwolle. See the article OBS Vinkenbuurt maakt kennis met andere culturen : Als onderdeel van het project ‘andere culturen’ hebben leerlingen van OBS Vinkenbuurt een bezoek gebracht aan de Ghulzar-e-Madina moskee in Zwolle. Daar ...


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A quick google check for "tennessee schools allah is the only god" yields a link to snopes.com which does a pretty good job at laying out why this claim is false: This isn't the first time a similar claim has been made, and likely won't be the last: Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms upon learning that their children were being ...


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There are no shortage of polls more recent than that 1999 article showing that a majority of people from North American would support creationism being taught in school. Here are a couple: Gallup, Aug 2005 showed 54% thought creationism should be taught in school science classes. Pew, 2005 showed 64% were in favour of teaching it along with evolution. So, ...


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tl;dr — Fonts can influence the perceptions of the reader. Whether they can substantially raise your grades is an open question and no scientifically rigorous study seems to have been performed on the point. An anecdotal study on the point suggests that Georgia and Times New Roman will result in higher grades than Trebuchet MS. A more sophisticated study ...


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It depends. The Economist ran an article on July 7, 2012 reporting mixed results across states and types of pupils. It pointed to particular gains for the weakest and poorest children and in elementary schools rather than high schools, but with bad results in some states. It highlighted two particular pieces of research, one in 2009 from CREDO at Sanford ...


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Tl;dr version: The school policy change notice did emphasize that For safety reasons, parents will no longer be allowed to walk to the front of the school to retrieve students on foot. This will ensure all of our students get home safely. Only one written trespassing warning is confirmed and the school says it was given to prevent harassment and physical ...


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There was one person assigned to the school from the Sheriff's department: Neil Gardner. Source: Investor's Business Daily Gardner was joined by motorcycle patrolman Paul Smoker, who had been writing a traffic ticket nearby. Source: Wikipedia By my definition, that is one armed guard at the school. Smoker was not in any way assigned to the school....


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Most likely a humorous context, because it is not applicable. The Geneva conventions are a set of international law conventions concerning war-time situations. They have 4 main conventions: Geneva Convention (I) on Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field Geneva Convention (II) on Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked of Armed Forces at Sea Geneva Convention ...


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I will not comment on Broussard's larger argument, but the factual question about textbooks is straightforward. Yes, it is common for local school districts in the United States to lack adequate textbooks by the standards of any advanced industrial country. Even where the number of textbooks is adequate for the size of the student population, the quality may ...


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Searching around a bit, I found this which looks something like a meta-something of the question, though slightly dated. I don't have access to it other than where I saw it quoted. Susan McDowell, author of "But What About Socialization? Answering the Perpetual Home Schooling Question: A Review of the Literature,” has researched 24 studies on the ...


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TLDR version: the jury's still out. There's limited evidence of improvement in narrow tasks, mainly in memory (particularly on stimulants) and in some sub-groups of individuals. There's also a divergence of results on short and long term effects (mostly noted on modafinil)... possibly due to publication bias. Motivation has been offered as a more important ...


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I don't have the rep to comment yet, but I think the general answer to your question was covered here. More specifically, I am not sure how Scotopic sensitivity syndrome (SSS) is connected to Florescent lighting and school performance. PubMed has exactly 26 articles on the syndrome, with only one possibly relevant to this discussion. In "Comparison of Irlen ...


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is this a real thing? Probably not Police duped over fictional drug, 5 March 2008 Last year, the charity DrugScope said it believed the hoax e-mail originated in the United States. If "This is happening all over the country" in the USA since 2008, we ought to reasonably expect it to be well-reported in mainstream media and medical reports/studies by ...


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Yes, you can be naturally better at it. People with Aspergers are often highly logical and intelligent and good at computers. Aspergers is over-represented in computing, and generally accepted as being just a sort of computer-nerdery turned up to 11. The people with Aspergers are better at maths and computers than people in general, and there is little ...


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There are a couple of possible reasons mechanical pencils might be disallowed. Your answers may not be read correctly by the machine Mechanical pencils may be more likely to rip the paper You may try to smuggle in notes or a camera in your mechanical pencil It is easier to fill in the circles with a wooden pencil because it is not as sharp. From this page: ...


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The advantage of effort-praising and the "Growth Mindset" over achievement-praising and the "fixed mindset" is largely based on about 30 years of work by Carol Dweck and colleagues. ... children given praise such as "good job, you're very smart" are much more likely to develop a fixed mindset, whereas if given compliments like "good job, you worked ...


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Fluid intelligence (the capacity to think logically and solve problems in novel situations) is an incredibly important piece of "computer abilities" in general. As shown by study cited below, it has a high heritability and therefore that means "being born" with "computer talents" is possible. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2044-8279.1980....


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It all depends on your definition of "school shooting". As others have noted, if you use the definition of a firearm discharge at a school, the original statistic is correct. Parkland was the eighteenth incident of an unauthorized firearm discharge at a school in 2018. But that's not what we'd normally consider a "school shooting" in the context of ...


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