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Van der Werf, Martin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The Davidson Academy of Nevada may have one of the most-intelligent student bodies in America, with each student required to be in the 99th percentile on IQ or achievement tests. But these kids need room to run and jump and have someone to talk to as much as any middle schooler. The 44 students now at the academy are at the precarious stage of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Early Adolescents, Achievement Tests, Intelligence Quotient
Howard, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
When the American Council of Learned Societies held its annual meeting in Montreal last week, topics such as open access, scholarly publishing, and "The Global Academy and the Geography of Ideas" figured on the agenda. This article discusses the first item of business at the meeting: the debut of the Humanities Indicators project, with a first set…
Descriptors: Humanities, Statistical Data, Educational Trends, Educational Research
Newman, Katherine S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The author of this article, a sociologist who has studied the social roots of school shootings, describes what scholars of adolescent violence have learned from research about the causes of rampage shootings. Among her observations: (1) rampage school shootings are never spontaneous; (2) school shooters broadcast their intentions; (3) school…
Descriptors: Schools, Violence, Adolescents, Crime Prevention