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An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool, kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family cohesiveness and educational values.

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Heartland Institute - School Reform News

by Krista Kafer

May 1, 2005

"Children are not, by default, the property of any school, and public schools cannot 'lose' what they do not own." John T. Wenders, coauthor "Homeschooling in Nevada: The Budgetary Impact"

According to the report, "Homeschooling in Nevada: The Budgetary Impact," by John Wenders, Ph.D. and Andrea Clements, Ph.D., homeschooling saves the state's taxpayers between $24.3 million and $34.6 million a year. Private school students save taxpayers between $101.9 million and $147 million.

by Jesus Diaz

June 17, 2014

Dr. Harold "Sonny" White is still working on a warp drive at NASA's Johnson Space Center. His work is still in the experimental stage but that doesn't mean he can't imagine what the real life Enterprise ship would look like according to his math.

This is the starship that may take us where no human has gone before. And it has me screaming like a little Klingon girl. Concept 3D artist Mark Rademaker told io9 that "he worked with White to create the updated model, which includes a sleek ship nestled at the center of two enormous rings, which create the warp bubble."

by Doug Erickson

May 18, 2011

When children in Kerri Lynch's preschool class get angry, they shake their "mind jars," homemade snow globes filled with water and glitter. Until the glitter settles, they don't talk, taking deep breaths instead.

Instead of studying disease and disorder, researchers probe positive attributes such as compassion and contentment. The preschool study is attempting to determine whether children can be taught, in a statistically significant way, to be kinder. It is among the main research projects under way at the center, and it has hit a nerve with parents.

Hot Air

by Ed Morrissey

August 24, 2012

I saw this yesterday for the first time, a couple of days after the Daily Mail wrote about it, but the TED video has been up almost a month, and has over 460,000 views.  It's long, but worth every moment of time. 

The wizards of MIT have developed a camera that takes video at one trillion frames per second, a huge leap that now allows researchers to see how light travels. The result is a spectacular and detailed video progression that shows how photons travel, break apart, get absorbed, and bounce repeatedly within an infinitesimal space of time.

Hot Air

by Ed Morrissey

May 7, 2012

Who knew dinosaurs all had an Uncle Frank?

You know, the relative who always convinces the little kids to pull his finger, and, er ... hilarity ensues. That, however, is the latest theory explaining the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs - global warming through flatulence.

Hot Air

by Tina Korbe

January 6, 2012

Marco Rubio was on the right side of the debt ceiling debate this summer, and he's on the right side of the impending debt ceiling debate now.

It is unquestionably irresponsible of the president to continue to raise the debt ceiling without presenting a serious and plausible plan to reduce the debt and deficit - and the junior senator from Florida is unafraid to point that out. In a sharply worded letter to the president today, Rubio said the president's entire administration thus far has been a "profile in failed leadership."

Hot Air

by Jazz Shaw

December 4, 2011

We're finally getting ready to invade Mars. Unfortunately, it would cost a bit too much to send actual soldiers, so we'll start with something smaller.

Hot Air

by Jazz Shaw

August 14, 2011

Back in April we told you about the shuttering of the Allen Array and the difficulties that E.T. would have phoning home.

Well, if you happen to be in touch with the lovable alien, let him know to load up a few more minutes on his long distance card because SETI is back, on the strength of private donations...

Hot Air

by Ed Morrissey

July 8, 2011

Don't be silly. You wouldn't give up the Internet for the rest of your life for one million dollars, and it would still be a bad bet at one billion dollars.

In short, we need people with lots of disposable income to become early adopters and drive the demand that eventually makes technology accessible to everyone. The cell phone demonstrates just how much that process has accelerated. Thanks to the government-protected AT&T monopoly, mobile phones were almost nonexistent until the 1980s. When competition opened in the Ma Bell breakup, investors and innovators jumped into the market. Cell phones didn't just get smaller, they got a lot cheaper very quickly and began to displace pagers within a decade. Now they're so ubiquitous that nearly everyone can own one, even if it's just a cheapie pre-pay phone. Most cell phones now carry broadband Internet access capability, which allows for massive access to the public. The more people use the Internet, the more important it becomes to be connected to it.

Hot Air

by Allahpundit

June 22, 2011

I'm fascinated by the concept, partly because it answers a question I've always had.

There's so much visual data in the average photo that's indecipherable, whether due to parts being out of focus, shot in poor light, and so forth. A bad pic is like a badly damaged hard drive, with only some of the "files" readable. Can't technology figure out a way to recover the unrecoverable data? Yep, it can.

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