Emotionally Disturbed Students at Greatest Risk of Dropping Out, Study Finds

Among different special education categories, emotionally disturbed students are at highest risk of dropping out, according to a study of 41,000 Utah students.


Half (Day) Measures Produce Fewer Preschool Benefits, Study Finds

By Christina Samuels. Cross-posted from Early Years. Three and 4-year-olds who went through a seven-hour-a-day preschool program demonstrated higher scores on tests of social-emotional skills, language, math, and physical development than young children who attended a program for three hours a day, according to a study released Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation. The children in the longer program also had higher rates of daily attendance, and lower rates of chronic absences, said Arthur J. Reynolds, the study's lead author and the co-director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative, a partnership of the University of Minnesota and ...


What a Monkey's Grandma Can Teach Us About Helping At-Risk Kids

A monkey's uncle, or at least an adopted grandparent, can help counter the effects of early trauma, study shows.


Site to Help Researchers and Practitioners Build Partnerships

New site hopes to provide a "one stop shop" of best practices for educators and researchers hoping to build a longterm partnership.


Grade-School Bullying Takes a Toll on the Adolescent Brain, Study Finds

Brain areas associated with emotional processing and behavior regulation are different in young teenagers who have experienced childhood bullying.


Learning the Parent-Teacher-Conference Dance: Study Finds Steps to Avoid Conflict

Teachers and parents trade the lead in praise and criticism in conferences, finds a new study.


Kindergartners Benefit From Tools of the Mind, Study Finds

A new study takes a second look at the Tools of the Mind early-childhood curriculum, finding benefits for older students.


Census Considers Ditching Question About College Majors

Should the Census ask Americans about their college major?


New Journal to Link Brain Research to Policy

A new academic journal aims to make brain and behavioral research more directly usable for policymakers and practitioners.


National Research Groups Call for Focus on Transition to Adulthood

A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.


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