Computer science faculty at Indiana University Bloomington will participate in a five-year study funded by the National Science Foundation and designed to improve science, technology, engineering and math education at research universities. The IU Bloomington Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, in collaboration with seven other institutions, will take the lead on a […]

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Nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping support public schools have grown dramatically over the past two decades. And they are raising a lot more money than a few years ago. But the growth hasn’t come close to offsetting the reduction in tax revenues for schools that came with the recent recession, according to a study by Indiana […]

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A group of 23 nationally recognized experts from the social science, education, and legal fields — directed by Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Russell J. Skiba and supported by two large philanthropies — has found clear evidence that students of color, particularly African Americans, and students with disabilities are suspended at hugely disproportionate rates, perpetuating […]

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The National Science Foundation has granted $646,479 to Amy Hackenberg, assistant professor of mathematics education at the Indiana University School of Education in Bloomington, for a five-year study examining diverse math learning styles among middle school students in order to teach them more effectively. Work has already begun on the project titled “CAREER: Investigating Differentiated […]

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Indiana University has been awarded $4.2 million by the U.S. Agency for International Development, through Higher Education for Development, for a 2½-year project to promote women’s access to and success in higher education in South Sudan. Through IU’s Center for Social Studies and International Education, the project will be headed by Terry Mason, professor of curriculum […]


Phil Stafford

March 13, 2013

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Cultural anthropologist Phil Stafford directs the Center on Aging and Community and is a national expert on what makes elder-friendly communities work.

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A study led by an Indiana University School of Education faculty member in Bloomington finds little correlation between time spent on homework and better course grades for math and science students, but a positive relationship between homework time and performance on standardized tests. Adam Maltese, assistant professor of science education in the IU School of […]


In the October 1, 2012 online issue of Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, an article titled “Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications” reports that out of 2,047 biomedical and life-science research articles indexed by PubMed as retracted on May 3, 2012 (retracted articles represent “unequivocal evidence of project failure,” the authors […]


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The problem of childhood obesity is getting worse across the nation and Indiana, requiring direct action by schools, parents and governmental leaders, according to a new policy brief from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at Indiana University. The brief, “Childhood Obesity and Nutrition Issues in the United States: An Update on School-Based Policies […]


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Who gets expelled from school, and why? That’s a question Russell Skiba has considered frequently in his research. His most recent exploration of the topic, a study entitled Parsing Disciplinary Disproportionality delivered at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, examines the relative contributions of type of behavior, student demographic variables, and school […]