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School peanut bans don't appear to reduce allergic reactions

Source: JournalistsResource.org

Massachusetts school policies that ban students from bringing peanuts from home or require classrooms to be “peanut free” have no effect on the rate at which school nurses administer epinephrine to kids who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Study shows private schools aren't better for low-income students

Source: JournalistsResource.org

Low-income students don’t benefit more from private school than public school, suggests new research from scholars at the University of Virginia.

The study, forthcoming in the Educational Researcher, offers new insights to help inform debates about whether children from poor families would learn more and earn higher test scores if they were able to attend private school.