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Consumers spring ahead in 2015

[ 30 Mar 2015 ]

ANN ARBOR—Consumer optimism reached a ten-year peak of 95.5 in the 1st quarter of 2015—its highest level since the 3rd quarter of 2004, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Conducted by the U-M Institute for Social…

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Simple equation: Moms talking math to preschoolers equals knowledgeable kids

[ 19 Mar 2015 ]

ANN ARBOR—Preschool children improve their math skills when their mothers talk to them about math during meal times. The new study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile offers insight for parents on fostering…