Students from struggling economic backgrounds sent home with food for the weekend have improved test scores, study finds

Students from struggling economic backgrounds sent home with food for the weekend have improved test scores, study finds

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea When food banks work with schools to send children home with a backpack full of food over the weekend, they do better on reading and math tests, I found in a recent study. These effects are strongest for younger and low-performing

New Study Shows True Impact Of Credit Scores On Mortgage Rates

New Study Shows True Impact Of Credit Scores On Mortgage Rates

As buyers prepare to make a purchase, one of the first things they seek to improve is their credit score in the hopes they’ll receive a favorable mortgage rate. However, digital mortgage marketplace OwnUp’s latest study published on Thursday revealed a great score doesn’t guarantee a low rate. “When you’re applying for a mortgage, if

Highlights from BYU Colleges: Professors study internet trolls, engineering classes receive real-world curriculum

Highlights from BYU Colleges: Professors study internet trolls, engineering classes receive real-world curriculum

College of Fine Arts and Communications Research from BYU professors Pamela Brubaker and Scott Church found that individuals who exhibit dark triad personality traits and derive enjoyment from others’ misfortune were likely to engage in trolling behaviors online. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo) The word “trolls” no longer only means the green, lumpy and grumpy mythological character.