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Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying -
Using the maps, the researchers tracked the students most often accused of aggressive behavior. They found that increases in social status were associated with subsequent increases in aggression. But notably, aggressive behavior peaked at the 98th percentile of popularity and then dropped.

“At the very top you start to see a reversal — the kids in the top 2 percent are less likely to be aggressive,” Dr. Faris said. “The interpretation I favor is that they no longer need to be aggressive because they’re at the top, and further aggression could be counterproductive, signaling insecurity with their social position.

“It’s possible that they’re incredibly friendly and everybody loves them and they were never mean, but I’m not so convinced by that, because there are so many kids right behind them in the hierarchy who are highly aggressive.”
children  education  teenagers  status  attention  reputation  power  school  social  celebrity 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries
"It suggests that recent thinking describing the changing Web as "Web 2.0" will have substantial implications for libraries [...]"
library  library2.0  libraries  books  blogs  blog  community  criticism  education  information  emergent  iran  media  school  science  social  technology  theory  work  reference 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge Lisa Gabriele's "Pretty in Penury"
"Class and all its implications really sets in in high school, when teenagers become aware that, indeed, they are held hostage by their family's socioeconomic status. After all, you live with these people. What they are, you are."
class  poverty  education  cinema  1980s  family  parenting  money  work  jobs  school  illinois  chicago  fashion 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Newspapers lose ground in Web-savvy schools: study - Yahoo! News
"A news habit is one of the best predictors of whether people are going to be involved in their community; whether they're going to vote, whether they're going to care. [...] Once people start to move out of that arena, most of them never come back in."
newspapers  journalism  media  community  education  school  college 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Clauses and Commas Make a Comeback
"What you have is a generation of teachers from the early to mid-'70s who don't know grammar, who never learned it. We have armies of teachers, elementary teachers and English teachers, who don't have the language to talk about language."
language  english  school  education  public 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: To Curb the Trend, Magic Tells His Story
"The only thing that saved my life was early detection and taking my medicine. In those 15 years, I tell them that a lot of people have died. In real life, I'm not supposed to be here."
aids  hiv  sports  education  black  african  usa  school  children  health  marketing 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #39
"And I found myself wishing, while it was playing, that I could be Kate Bush sitting at a piano. This, instead of playing air guitar to Page's solo on 'Stairway to Heaven.' What could it mean?"
aesthetics  popmusic  rock  teenagers  music  memory  men  children  friendship  gender  detroit  school  uk  drinking 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Antioch police seek hit-and-run driver
"The driver, a woman, got out of the vehicle and asked the child if he was all right. When the boy answered yes, the driver left without leaving her name or attempting to contact anyone about the accident."
antioch  contracosta  contracostatimes  school  crime  police  hitandrun  eastcounty 
february 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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