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Study Reveals Early Education is Good for All Children

Kids who attend center-based early care and education the year before kindergarten have higher math and reading scores regardless of the income level of their neighborhood, according to new research by SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey.
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Research Suggests Looking Beyond Test Scores to Measure School Quality

A new study coauthored by SPA Distinguished Professor Ken Meier shows parents do a good job at evaluating the overall quality of a school, regardless of how well their child does in the classroom.
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Study Focused on High School Grade Inflation Exposes Inequities

Grade inflation is a growing problem and one that is more prevalent in high schools attended by affluent students, according to new research by AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Seth Gershenson.
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The Future of Capitalism? AU Grad Student Says Look at Honduras

While earning her PhD in anthropology, Beth Geglia spent a year filming and interviewing Hondurans.
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New AU Institute Supports Research in Space Science and Technology

New AU Institute Supports Research in Space Science and Technology
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Computer Science Research Aids in Mitigating Cyberthreats in Vehicles

Using machine learning techniques, American University Computer Science Professor Nathalie Japkowicz and her colleagues designed a way to detect unusual activity in a car’s computer system.
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Research Reveals States with Medical Marijuana Laws Have Lower Workplace Fatalities

AU School of Public Affairs professor Erdal Tekin recently completed a study that examined workplace fatalities across the country
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New Book Explores Whether Democracy Can Handle Climate Change

In his new book, "Can Democracy Handle Climate Change?" published by Polity Books, SPA Distinguished Executive in Residence Dan Fiorino challenges those who are skeptical of democratic countries’ capacity to address climate change.
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Cybersecurity and Privacy Panel

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Cybersecurity and Privacy: Bridging Research and Practice

Industry leaders from the cybersecurity and privacy communities came together last week to discuss how to most effectively increase collaboration between fields. Panelists agreed, their work is just getting started.
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The Key to Privacy and Security

Kogod Professor and KCGC director Heng Xu discusses the importance of information privacy, the pertinent need for greater awareness and how businesses and consumers can achieve it.
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