Weekly Roundup 9-23-12

School: The Chicago teacher’s strike is over, but by all accounts there is still a tough road ahead. With record deficits and dozens of under-performing schools, what does the future hold for Chicago’s school system?

Psychology: Twenty-somethings all over the world are taking longer to reach the traditional milestones of adulthood. Researchers now consider the late teens and early twenties to be a distinct stage of life, and brain research continues to support this new paradigm.

Scholarship: Children who received an apology from someone who hurt their feelings had a better emotional reaction to the situation than children who didn’t. The apology recipients were more likely to rate the apology giver as sad, thus reinforcing a positive view of the world as a place where people do not generally like to be mean to others.