Interracial Best Friendships: Relationship with 10th Graders’ Academic Achievement Level (Report)

The authors examined the relationships between interracial best friendships and 10th-grade students’ academic achievement. The analysis consisted of data from 13,134 participants in the ELS:2002 database. The results indicated that interracial best friendships for minority students (African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and American Indians) generally have a positive relationship with students’ academic achievement. Discussion […]

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It’s OK That You’re Not OK

Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss   When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It […]

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Random-Like Bi-level Decision Making

Among the various multi-level formulations of mathematical models in decision making processes, this book focuses on the bi-level model. Being the most frequently used, the bi-level model addresses conflicts which exist in multi-level decision making processes. From the perspective of bi-level structure and uncertainty, this book takes real-life problems as the background, focuses on the so-called […]

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School Counselors As Resource Brokers: The Case for Including Teacher Efficacy in Data-Driven Programs.

The term resource broker is offered to assist counselors with data-driven programs. A resource broker is a school professional who functions as an active force to identify, provide access to, and ensure the utilization of resources that enhance student development. A case is presented here for school counselors, as resource brokers, to include teacher efficacy […]

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Psycho USA

AMERICA’S MOST COLD-BLOODED!   In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who’s gotten ink for spilling blood, there’s a […]

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Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making

Scientists and managers have largely abandoned classic models that assume natural systems are in equilibrium and recognize the importance of understanding interactions between, and among, biotic and abiotic factors in ecosystems, and how these interactions lead to complexities that should be factored into natural resource management decisions. Even though the existence of ecological thresholds is […]

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A Survey of Assessment and Evaluation Activities of School Counselors.

How often school counselors performed various assessment and evaluation activities is reported. The results provided the rationale for development of the Competencies in Assessment and Evaluation for School Counselors, a joint project of the American School Counselor Association and the Association for Assessment in Counseling (ASCA & AAC, 2000). ********** Download Now Read Online

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Down Came the Rain

In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery. When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed–a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in […]

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Performance Ratios for Managerial Decision-Making in a Growing Firm (Report)

1. Introduction This paper focuses on the dependence of financial and non-financial performance ratios and measures on firm growth. The study tests the hypothesis that variations in growth rates are associated with differences in the values of financial and non-financial ratios. The research objectives are to analyse the impact of growth rates on performance ratios […]

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