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Newswise: Read to kids in Spanish. It'll help their English.

Article ID: 720742

Read to kids in Spanish. It'll help their English.

University of Delaware

Immigrant parents worry their children will struggle learning English and fret that as non-English speakers, they can’t help. A new study in the journal Child Development shows that’s simply not true. Reading to a young child in any language will help them learn to read in English.

Released:
15-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 720704

Does age at migration matter when it comes to mental health?

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A new study published in The Gerontologist examined whether people who migrate later in life have poorer mental health than those who migrate earlier in life, and whether factors like socioeconomic status, physical health, language skills, and family and social relationships might play a role in that.

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14-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 720568

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

The findings of the study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research underscore the need for culturally targeted interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use, manage chronic disease and screen for lung cancer.

Released:
11-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees
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    10-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720450

Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees

University of California San Diego

When you hold constant national origin, religion is the most powerful source of discrimination against refugees to the United States – mattering more than gender, age, fluency in English or professional skill. Also: Though anti-Muslim bias prevails across the board in the U.S., it differs across subgroups.

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9-Oct-2019 12:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 720411

NYU Scholar Makes Recommendations to End Disparities in STEM for English Learners

New York University

In her latest research article, published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), NYU Professor Okhee Lee provides recommendations to support a federal mandate in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 which requires that English language proficiency standards align with content standards.

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8-Oct-2019 3:55 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: C’est La Vie: Historians Map French-speaking Migrations with Geospatial Tech

Article ID: 720212

C’est La Vie: Historians Map French-speaking Migrations with Geospatial Tech

Michigan Technological University

Understanding how French-speaking people migrated throughout North America from the 1600s to 1940 means tracking them at work, school and home spatially and archivally.

Released:
4-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 720170

Researcher Ties Political Divisiveness to Homophobic Bullying

Texas State University

Being a teenager is hard enough, but Dr. Yishan Shen, an assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, has uncovered additional challenges for youths between 10 and 19 who are targets of bullying during contentious political campaigns.

Released:
3-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: From Immigration Battle to Outer Space, Rutgers Student Makes Long Journey

Article ID: 719891

From Immigration Battle to Outer Space, Rutgers Student Makes Long Journey

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Becoming an astronaut is challenging for anyone, but for School of Engineering senior Marissa Navarro, that dream was complicated by an eight-year fight to stay in the United States. Find out how she got the attention of NASA’s Mars 2020 deputy surface phase lead, Diana Trujillo, and how she is one step closer to reaching her goal of becoming an astronaut someday.

Released:
1-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT

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