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Hungry Teens in US Turn to Sex Work: Report

Urban Institute says study paints a 'really disturbing picture' about teen poverty

(Newser) - Hunger is forcing some teens in low-income communities across the US into the sex trade, according to a report by the Urban Institute . The authors looked at poor teens in 10 communities across the nation and found that, in most of them, girls turn to "selling their body" and... More »

US Schools Not in Dire Decline, Study Says

Report blasts myth of kids lagging in math, science, reading

(Newser) - Despite dire warnings, US students rank well against worldwide peers in math, science, and reading, according to a new study. In fact US scores are rising, and students are graduating with more science and engineering diplomas than the US market can sustain. So why all of the hullabaloo about US... More »

Why US Math, Science Ed is OK

Writer cites against-the-grain report ranking US in second place globally

(Newser) - Americans aren’t as deficient at math and science as usually reported, writes entrepreneur and Harvard Law Fellow Vivek Wadhwa in a Business Week op-ed. He cites an Urban Institute report with results contradicting many long-held beliefs about American science education, which places American science students consistently second in the... More »

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