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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...

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New study aims to reduce opioid use while managing chronic pain

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from chronic noncancer pain, a condition often treated with opioids. The effectiveness of this chronic opioid therapy is currently unclear and exposes individuals to potential risks, including opioid abuse after therapy. A...


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...

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New study points to risks from mislabeled unregulated cannabidiol products

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Growing consumer demand for cannabis-related products purported to have medicinal benefits has created an environment where people are using mislabeled cannabidiol (CBD) products sold online. While medicinal marijuana is legal in several states and the District of...