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Westat Gets $94M Contract to Help Education Dept Conduct Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies  ExecutiveBiz

Westat has secured a potential 10-year, $93.5M contract to help the Department of Education design and perform early childhood longitudinal studies.

Richer, smarter, better off: Things are looking up for wounded warriors  Military Times

Many disabled veterans are better off financially than they were four years ago, according to a recent Wounded Warrior Project survey of post-9/11 veterans.

Military Times
Market Research Services Market Expected to Witness a Sustainable Growth Over 2021  Bitcoin Journal

North America was the largest region in the market research services market in 2017, accounting for 62% market share. This can be attributed to high demand ...

Bitcoin Journal
Daily Research News Online no. 25788 - Westat Buys Healthcare Data Firm JEN Associates  Daily Research News Online

In the US, employee-owned research agency Westat has acquired healthcare data analytics firm JEN Associates. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Daily Research News Online
NeON Inspires To Feature Michael K. Williams And Dominic Dupont At Carnegie Hall  Broadway World

On Monday, January 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., youth from across New York City will come together in Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing for a screening and ...

Broadway World
"The Bachelor's" Focus on Colton Underwood's Virginity Shows a Bigger Problem  TeenVogue.com

In this op-ed, Teen Vogue wellness editor Brittney McNamara explores how "The Bachelor's" focus on Colton Underwood's virginity is a symptom of a societal ...

UO among 33 universities in 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey  AroundtheO

The University of Oregon will join 32 of its peer institutions as participants in the Association of American Universities' national campus survey on sexual assault ...

Notable deaths in the Washington area  Washington Post

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Margaret True, educator, cleric. The Rev. Margaret True, 80, a special education ...

Washington Post
Westat, Inc. Charged With Discriminatory Hiring Practices  Asian Fortune

By Jenny Chen. 1. Earlier this year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)under the U.S. Department of Labor found that the data ...

Asian Fortune
Business Notes: Rockville Creative Firm HZ Acquired by One of World's Largest PR Agencies  BethesdaMagazine.com

Rockville-based digital creative firm HZ has been acquired by Burson Cohn & Wolfe, one of the world's largest PR agencies. HZ was founded by Karen ...

Could the President Mandate E-Verify?  Immigration Blog

The path is clear for the president to make E-Verify mandatory. All that it requires is the will, and 60 days' notice before implementation.

Immigration Blog
Westat Acquires JEN Associates, Inc.  PR Web

Westat, a leading research organization, and JEN Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized health care data analytics firm, have combined their capabilities with ...

PR Web
Do You Work for One of Washington's Most Charitable Companies?  Washingtonian

Within days of the inauguration of President Trump, VolunteerMatch—an online platform pairing volunteers with nonprofits—experienced one of the busiest days ...

UChicago to participate in AAU campus climate survey on sexual assault, misconduct  UChicago News

The Association of American Universities on Oct. 4 announced that 33 universities, including the University of Chicago, will participate in a national campus ...

UChicago News
Struggling with Algebra? There's an App – and Game – for That  WPI News

Erin Ottmar, an assistant professor of psychology and learning sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has received two grants totaling more than $3.4 ...

WPI News
Busted: Business Group Led By Mike Fernandez Pushed Bogus Data to Fight Tougher CRC Immigration Proposal  The Capitolist

by Brian Burgess | Apr 12, 2018. Busted: Business Group Led By Mike Fernandez Pushed Bogus Data to Fight Tougher CRC Immigration. LLW Masthead 1000 ...

The Capitolist
Judith Graves, Maryellen Madden  The New York Times

Two septuagenarians, a retired economist and a lawyer, get married at Christ Church in Philadelphia.

The New York Times
E-Verify gets renewed attention in wake of Mollie Tibbetts' death, but system isn't fool-proof  Omaha World-Herald

Could a government computer system like E-Verify have saved Mollie Tibbetts, the college student whose body was found Tuesday in an Iowa cornfield?

Omaha World-Herald
How 3 Colleges Changed Their Sexual-Assault Practices in Response to a National Survey  The Chronicle of Higher Education

The survey, sponsored by the Association of American Universities, prompted more hiring for Title IX offices and other shifts to improve how campuses respond ...

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Yes, the census should be tracking race and ethnicity  The Washington Post

Data on race and ethnicity is hugely important — even if it's imperfect.

The Washington Post
Scott Royal Joins Westat as President  PR Web

The Westat Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Scott Royal, Ph.D., joins us November 1, 2017, as President. He reports to CEO James E. Smith, ...

PR Web
Cancel vote to close Englewood schools, protesters say, citing Sun-Times report  Chicago Sun-Times

Parents and community activists called on CPS Monday to cancel a vote set for Wednesday on permanently closing Englewood's four high schools.

Chicago Sun-Times
System to detect unauthorized workers glitchy  Sandusky Register

Corso's not commenting on whether it used E-Verify for employees arrested June 12. SANDUSKY — Employers in the U.S. are asked to use a system called ...

Sandusky Register
Yale to participate in 2019 AAU Survey  Yale Daily News

As reports of sexual misconduct at Yale reach all-time highs, the University will participate in the Association of American Universities' campus sexual climate ...

Yale Daily News
Survey finds obesity, mental health are continuing problems for wounded warriors  Stars and Stripes

A new survey of 33000 wounded warriors has alerted advocates and government officials to ongoing problems with veterans' mental health and obesity.

Stars and Stripes
What Can be Done About Rising 'Deaths of Despair?'  MedPage Today

WASHINGTON -- "Deaths of despair" -- lives lost to suicide, alcohol, or drug use -- have risen in the U.S., and have contributed to the nation's lower life ...

MedPage Today
The new Bachelor is a virgin, so what?  INQUIRER.net

I'm sure everyone knows The Bachelor. I don't even watch it, but I'm well aware of how it operates. Simply put, the goal is for one man to find his true love among ...

Jewish Federation to Gauge Community in New Study  Jewish Exponent

For the first time in a decade, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will research and release a population study of the Philadelphia-area Jewish ...

Jewish Exponent
Protesters try to derail vote on closing four Englewood high schools  Chicago Sun-Times

Parents, activists and students rallied against closing four Englewood high schools and replacing them with an $85 million school on Robeson's campus.

Chicago Sun-Times
Perspective | Researcher's fight to close achievement gap irked school board for years  The Washington Post

Data gatherers usually go unnoticed, except for Joe Hawkins.

The Washington Post
Market Research Systems for Small Businesses  Business.com

With the right marketing research, you can discover whether you're reaching out to the right set of potential buyers. Here are 12 tools to help with that.

Controversial South Loop school merger plan presents 'myriad concerns and challenges,' CPS-financed analysis says  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools leaders face “a high level of mistrust” and need more community outreach to address "a significant level of acrimony” between two ...

Chicago Tribune
Partnership zeroes in on higher-ed data use  eCampus News

Vireo Labs, a Savannah-based startup, is partnering with Maryland-based Westat, which will work to gather critical higher education data that will help power ...

eCampus News
Report examines family homelessness in Massachusetts  wwlp.com

Katie Lannan, State House News *Service* - BOSTON (State House News *Service*) - Massachusetts experienced one of the largest increases in family ...

Frequently Asked Questions About Newsweek’s High School Rankings 2015  Newsweek

Why are there two sets of rankings? The question “What are America's top schools?” has different answers, depending on whether student poverty is taken into ...

Revisiting the Rationale and Evidence for Peer Support  Psychiatric Times

A recent issue of Psychiatric Times featured an opinion piece by D.J. Jaffe who argued that there is little empirical support for the effectiveness of paid ...

Psychiatric Times
What a Liberal Arts Degree From an Ivy League School Is Actually Worth  U.S. News & World Report

Ivy League grads who majored in philosophy can earn more than $60000 on average as a starting salary.

U.S. News & World Report
The feds didn't trust the Census Bureau to compile crime stats  New York Post

The Census Bureau could be on the verge of losing one of its biggest paying customers. A year ago, I told you that the Justice Department apparently didn't...

New York Post
Studies show obesity is a major concern for active-duty military and veterans  MultiBriefs Exclusive

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, and according to new data, if you're a veteran, the need to drop those extra pounds has never ...

MultiBriefs Exclusive
Westat Acquires Edvance Research  PR Web

Research organization and education research and technical assistance organization join to provide assistance to various government agencies, non-profit ...

PR Web
2018 Peerless Rockville Historic Homes Tour | The Journal  DC Military

Peerless Rockville is delighted to welcome the community to Rockville's West End for its 2018 Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, May 12 from 1-5 pm. This year's ...

DC Military
CMS Updates Physician Compare to Include 2016 Data and Star Ratings  Policy & Medicine

CMS announced that it has updated its Physician Compare website to include 2016 data and new star ratings related to clinical quality. The first quality ...

Policy & Medicine
2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey helps shape military health  Edwards Air Force Base

Individuals across both active duty and reserve components will be randomly selected to complete the 2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey. Information and ...

Edwards Air Force Base
Greenwich school board examines impact of later start time  Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — “We need a start time that is specifically tailored for the natural sleep rhythms of teenagers.” These words came not from a concerned parent, ...

Greenwich Time
During Commencement, Students Launch Campaign Against Sexual Misconduct | News  Harvard Crimson

Undergraduates and graduate students have launched a new anti-sexual harassment campaign—dubbed “Times Up Harvard”—calling on the University to ...

Harvard Crimson
Latest CFA Asset-Based Finance Index Indicates Significant Growth - News  ABL Advisor

U.S. businesses continue to demonstrate robust growth, as reflected by increased borrowing during the third quarter of the year, the Commercial Finance ...

ABL Advisor
Marblehead High Among Top 150 High Schools in U.S.  Patch.com

Marblehead, MA - Congrats to Marblehead High School, ranked among the top 150 in the country!

Robert Dubinsky  St. Louis Jewish Light

Robert Dubinsky, who championed housing throughout the world and low-income housing in the United States, passed away on Tuesday June 20, 2018 in his ...

St. Louis Jewish Light
Psychology 101: Why do drivers involved in crashes flee the scene?  Washington Post

Hit-and-run crashes reach record highs at more than 2000 each day.

Washington Post
Some pesticides linked to respiratory wheeze in farmers  Science Daily

New research connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early ...

Science Daily
Report shows Pre-K 4 SA students exceeding averages  San Antonio Express-News

Three years before the program would be up for vote, report shows students performing well in Pre-K.

San Antonio Express-News
Daily Research News Online no. 27154 - Former Gold Report Shows Growth for MR's Top 25  Daily Research News Online

The Global Research Business Network (GRBN) has taken over the publishing of the AMA Gold Report, the annual compilation of the top revenue-generating ...

Daily Research News Online
Researchers critique sexual assault survey  The Brown Daily Herald

Administrators plan on conducting a survey to measure campus attitudes toward sexual assault this April, despite criticism from researchers.

The Brown Daily Herald
How Specialty-Specific EHR Functionality Improves Patient Care  EHRIntelligence.com

Innovating specialty-specific EHR technology could benefit the healthcare industry at large.

PHOTO GALLERY: Amazing Artwork from an Innovative New York City Probation Program  The Chronicle of Social Change

A young artist at the New York City Department of Probation and Carnegie Hall's NeON Arts Program in Queens, New York, 2016. Credit: Fadi Kheir. New York ...

The Chronicle of Social Change
In Arizona, the mandated use of E-Verify has had mixed results  CNNMoney

One of the ways President Trump wants to crack down on undocumented immigrants is to require all U.S. employers to use E-Verify to check that their workers ...

4 MD Companies Among Best Employers For Women: Forbes  Rockville, MD Patch

ROCKVILLE, MD — Four Maryland companies are among the best employers in the country for women, according to an inaugural ranking from Forbes released ...

Rockville, MD Patch
The Death of the National Children's Study: What Went Wrong?  Undark Magazine

Over the course of 14 years, an ambitious study of childhood disease became what critics call a $1.3 billion "scientific humiliation" for the United States.

Undark Magazine
Another Year With No Knowledge on Kids in Adult Court  The Chronicle of Social Change

Another year has gone by with no sign of the national survey on youths transferred to adult court systems, a project that began in 2010.

The Chronicle of Social Change
BBB Scam of the Week: National Household Travel Survey  Knoe.com

Jo Ann Deal from the Better Business Bureau shares some information about the National Household Travel Survey.

Pittsburgh schools to get less than $78 million in announced grants  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Six years ago, Pittsburgh Public Schools accepted a $40 million grant aimed at improving teaching from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, followed the next ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The latest from Legal Aid Society ... NYC contracts ... Robin Hood Foundation  New York Nonprofit Media

A polo match on Long Island helped out the Robin Hood Foundation. Vogue has the details on the seventh annual Hamptons Cup in Water Mill, which pitted a ...

New York Nonprofit Media
Innovative statistical methods shed light on extent of modern slavery in US, world: New findings show 40.3 million were enslaved on any given day in 2016  Science Daily

Policymakers, law enforcement and advocates can now better identify and target modern slavery thanks to the work of human rights experts and researchers ...

Science Daily
E-Verify Has Delayed or Cost Half a Million Jobs for Legal Workers  Cato Institute

E-Verify is a government national identification system that employers currently use voluntarily to screen out unauthorized immigrant workers. Members of ...

Cato Institute
400,000 troops being surveyed on exercise, sex, eating, sleeping, drinking and more  Military Times

Watch your military email carefully over the next few weeks. You may be among the 400,000 *service* members chosen to participate in a Defense Department ...

Military Times
Unusual Community Partnerships Offer New Mental Health Interventions  Health Affairs

The landscape of health care innovation is complex and vast, and often leads to a global web of conversations that, very often, run parallel without ever ...

Health Affairs
Hump day: Sexual assault survey fails to fully represent racial, gender identities  The Badger Herald

Last spring, all enrolled students at University of Wisconsin received an email from the Association of American Universities urging them to complete a Sexual ...

The Badger Herald
BU to Join Second AAU Campus Sexual Misconduct Student Survey | BU Today  BU Today

BU will participate in a sexual misconduct climate survey conducted by the Association of American Universities, the second such effort by both institutions, with ...

BU Today
Home-Based Clinical Research Associate (Ophthalmology) job with EMMES Corporation | 39242953  Washington Post

The Emmes Corporation is searching for a Clinical Research Associate. Emmes has offices located at the below locations and throughout the greater ...

Washington Post
Work From Home: The Top 100 Companies Offering Telecommuting Jobs In 2015  Forbes

Need help in separating wheat from chaff in remote work opportunities? This list can help.

A Supergroup Of Academics Is Trying To Stop People Who Profit From Campus Rape  Huffington Post

Jennifer Freyd, a longtime researcher and advocate against sexual violence, has been pleased to see so much focus in recent years on campus rape. But the ...

Huffington Post
FPs: Preview Your Physician Compare Data by Dec. 1  AAFP News

CMS has fixed a technical problem on the Physician Compare website, and physicians now have an extra two weeks to review their data.

Massive Survey Finds Harassment On Campus Common, Sexual Assault Widely Underreported  Huffington Post

The research included responses from 150000 students at 27 campuses.

Huffington Post
SA Pre-K students exceed national norm in kindergarten readiness, study shows  KSAT 12

An independent evaluation of pre-kindergarten students for a fourth straight year shows students in a San Antonio program surpassed averages in cognitive, ...

House District 98 candidate Q&A: Jim Sadler  The Missoulian

What is your strategy to balance the state budget? What taxes, if any, would you be willing to increase? What services, if any, would you be willing to cut? Should ...

The Missoulian
2018 AAAS Fellows approved by the AAAS Council  Science Magazine

In October 2018, the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science elected 416 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be ...

Science Magazine
How E-Verify works: Immigration labor program draws scrutiny  Fox News

Amid the controversies brought on by deportations, caged kids and political posturing, one crucial aspect of our immigration system often goes without sufficient ...

Fox News
Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among US Youth Aged 12-17 Years, 2013-2014. | Adolescent Medicine  JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

This national survey study characterizes self-reported use of flavored tobacco products among US youths aged 12 to 17 years in 2013 and 2014.

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Six finalists vying for Palm Beach County administrator  Sun Sentinel

Six candidates vying to become Palm Beach County administrator started interviewing on Monday and the County Commission could pick its new top executive ...

Sun Sentinel
Students demand Wash U do more to investigate, prevent sexual assaults  St. Louis Public Radio

Nearly a quarter of female undergraduates at Washington University in St. Louis experienced sexual assault after they entered the college , a 2015 estimate.

St. Louis Public Radio
How Immigration Crackdowns Screw Up Americans' Lives - Reason.com  Reason

On the eve of his release after serving a five-year sentence in El Paso, Texas, for assault, Lorenzo Palma got some bad news. Just as the 40-year-old was about ...

Pew Research Center at AAPOR 2018  Pew Research Center

COMING SOON: Pew Research Center's experts will be presenting multiple papers at AAPOR's 2018 annual conference. Additional information will be added ...

Pew Research Center
More Than Half Of Wounded, Sick, And Injured Post-9/11 Veterans Are Rated Obese  Task & Purpose

Editor's Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.A new survey by ...

Task & Purpose
New Report Provides Guidance to USDA for Updating Its Data Programs to More Completely Understand American Agriculture  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

WASHINGTON - To ensure that U.S. agricultural policies are well-informed, data collection programs must be periodically revisited to reflect current realities of ...

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Money Magazine Names Rockville 24th Best Place to Live in US  BethesdaMagazine.com

The city of Rockville was named the 24th best place to live in the country by Money magazine in its 2014 ranking of the top 50 places to live released Friday.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Names Susan Crystal-Mansour Vice President of Program Impact  GlobeNewswire

Washington, DC, Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has named Susan ...

Regarding Sexual Assault, UCSB's Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words  Daily Nexus

Ariana Marmolejo examines UCSB's sexual misconduct policies and urges the university to take the matter more seriously.

Daily Nexus
BMI May Matter in Risk of Hospitalization From Severe Flu  MedPage Today

Patients' body mass played a role in risk of hospitalization from the flu, as those who were either obese or underweight were more likely to be admitted, ...

MedPage Today
Serious Problems with E-Verify | Cato @ Liberty  Cato Institute

A recent piece by Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), argued for mandatory E-Verify as “an important enforcement tool” ...

Cato Institute
Tanner, James Dustin  The Chattanoogan

James Dustin Tanner, 39, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at a Chattanooga hospital. Dustin's death is so unfair and ...

The Chattanoogan
Dr. Moran to lead neuroscience efforts to combat opioids  WV News

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia School of Public Health and Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute have created a new leadership position to help lead the ...

WV News
Florida has opportunities, shortfalls in combating opioid epidemic, experts say  Orlando Sentinel

During the conference, organized by GuideWell, speakers highlighted the important role of employers — whether it's hotels and restaurants or health systems ...

Orlando Sentinel
A 'swale' idea | Life  The Star Democrat

RIDGELY — Traveling from my home in Denton through the Queen Anne area of state Route 404, up to where it joins U.S. Route 50 near Wye Mills, my curiosity.

The Star Democrat
NYU Steinhardt Awarded Three Federal Grants Totaling $9.5 Million for Education Research in New York City  NYU News

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, ...

NYU News
UNH to study how law enforcement reports hate crimes  Foster's Daily Democrat

DURHAM — As the FBI released new numbers this week portraying a 17 percent surge in hate crimes nationwide, researchers at the University of New ...

Foster's Daily Democrat
Richard and Nancy Schoenbein  The Republic

Richard and Nancy Schoenbein of Columbus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Artist Colony in Nashville and a stay at Brown ...

The Republic
E-Verify might not be all it's cracked up to be  Marketplace.org

E-Verify is an online *service* that allows employers to check that new hires are authorized to work in the U.S. Just put in an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification ...

Parents love San Antonio's preschool program. But soon, voters could weigh in on its fate.  WOAI

SAN ANTONIO By the end of the school year, the playground at Pre-K 4 SA North Education Center looked like a dreamscape of “DIY Outdoor Learning Spaces.

Dealmakers: Nov. 9, 2018  Upstate Business Journal

All addresses are Greenville unless otherwise noted. Joyner Commercial. Nelson Garrison was agent in the sale of 1.58 acres on Mauldin Road to QuickTrip ...

Upstate Business Journal
UMass to launch new guidelines to combat sexual assault  GazetteNET

AMHERST — In response to a campaign led by a group of graduate students, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will launch a series of policy changes at ...


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