Why test prep for children focuses on math exams

New research shows that the reason children show more progress on math exams than on English exams partially stems from incentives embedded in the way standardized tests are designed.

Tompkins County living wage study reveals racial disparities

Living wage legislation would lead to pay increases for 30% to 40% of all workers in Tompkins County, and 65% to 75% of Black workers, according to a new policy brief spearheaded by the ILR School. 

Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course development

The awards allow faculty affiliated with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to extend their capacity to work with students.

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Public administration graduate program has new name that aligns with its new home

The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) has a new name. It is now the MPA Program at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, and the degree name will be the Cornell Brooks School MPA.

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Testimony to Congress outlines employer anti-union efforts

Most employers continue to engage in coercive and retaliatory practices to limit union activity, a Cornell researcher told the U.S. House of Representatives Labor Committee in testimony Sept. 14.

Arts and Sciences welcomes new faculty for 2022-23

Fifteen new faculty are bringing innovative ideas in a wide range of topics to the College of Arts & Sciences’ nexus of discovery and impact, including climate change, astronomy, identity studies and the economy.

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Dissident critics living in exile speak out on Sept. 23

Four dissident critics now living in exile in the United States will share their experiences at Dissidence: Exiled Writers on Resistance and Risk, a reading and reception on Friday, September 23.

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Law School portrait honors first Black graduate, Class of 1890

At age 36, George Washington Fields graduated as a member of the first class of Cornell Law School, the school’s first Black graduate and the only formerly enslaved person to graduate from Cornell.

Student team will seek public’s views on planetary defense

Sarah Kreps, director of the Brooks School Tech Policy Institute, will direct two students as they analyze public opinion concerning planetary defense - how governments react when asteroids or comets are plunging toward earth.

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