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Report Round-Up: March 30, 2012

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March 30, 2012 07:04 pm


A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education, Lumina Foundation

This report from the Lumina Foundation finds that the number of adult Americans who have earned college degrees has been increasing, but not fast enough to keep up with workforce demands. At the current rate, employers in 2025 will need about 23 million more degree-holders than the nation’s colleges and universities will have produced.

School-Based Physical Education and Sports Programs, Government Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed the status of opportunities for elementary and secondary school students to participate in school-based physical education or sports activities and what challenges schools face in providing physical education and sports opportunities. This was in effort to assist the Congress as it considers options for increasing physical activity among students.

The Use of Prone Restraint in Minnesota Schools, Minnesota Department of Education

The Minnesota Department of Education has compiled data related to the current use of prone restraint in Minnesota’s schools as required by 2011 Minnesota Laws, after an unidentified situation where a staff person was assaulted by an out-of-control student with special needs sparked considerable political debate on its use.

Positive and Negative Effects of Monitoring Popular Films for Historical Inaccuracies, Duke University

According to this study from Duke University, historical inaccuracies in popular movies that are used by teachers as learning tools can end up confusing students. The researchers asked 36 undergraduates to look at nine texts of 800 words each about a historical figure or event, and also had them watch nine five-minute clips from popular movies that had related content.


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