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School Ratings: What do they mean?

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Parents, students, and education stakeholders should think carefully about the meaning behind school ratings and rankings, writes an RTI researcher in a new article. “Although school ratings don’t necessarily tell parents about the quality of instruction their...


New tool to help police agencies and states submit more meaningful crime data

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— In the 1990’s, the law enforcement community called for revising the crime reporting data system to meet law enforcement’s needs in the 21st century.  The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is the result of that effort and its purpose is to enhance the...


New effort to understand chronic fatigue syndrome launched

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a well-known, but poorly understood disease. Experts do not yet know what causes ME/CFS, nor are lab tests available to diagnose the condition. What is known is that ME/CFS is disabling, complex, and...