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Research at UCLA Lab School Explores Children’s Attitudes on Poverty and Wealth

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By Joanie Harmon and John McDonald The divide between rich and poor in the United States is greater than at any time since the Great Depression. In 2018, American earners in the top 10 percent average more than nine times...

Jia Wang – CRESST Senior Researcher

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Dr. Jia Wang, a Senior Research Scientist at CRESST UCLA, discusses her recent research and publication on Magnet Schools, what makes them work and why they’re important. She shares the 411 in this in Q&A interview  with CRESST’s Barbara Jones. Q....

A New Conversation About Charter Schools in Los Angeles

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By John McDonald   In recent years, schools and educators in Los Angeles, as well as those across California and the nation, have found themselves engaged in an at times contentious debate about the role and impact of charter schools...

Cracking the Code: Why Aren’t More Women Majoring in Computer Science?

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By Shana Vu and John McDonald While identifying the root cause of the gender gap that exists among computer science degree holders is difficult, researchers are finding that what happens in an introductory CS college classroom can greatly influence women’s decisions...

Power-Conscious Approaches to Campus Sexual Violence

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By Jessica C. Harris and Chris Linder Feminists have long advocated that sexual violence is more about power than about sex, yet few people understand what this means. Further, when mainstream feminist movements (i.e., white, middle-class, educated, cisgender women) highlight...