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April 15, 2018

Students' Healthy Habits Can Boost Their Chances for College

Nutrition, sleep, exercise, and avoiding drugs are associated with not just better grades, but higher aspirations for college, a new study suggests

March 30, 2018

Grades Suffer When Class Time Doesn't Match Students' Biological Clocks

A new study comes as more high schools nationwide experiment with an array of school schedules, from late starts to four-day weeks and alternating block classes.

March 27, 2018

Principals: More of Your Students Might Be Abused or Neglected Than You Think

Principals and teachers often don't know when a student is being abused or neglected, but a new study suggests the effects can significantly hurt reading and math achievement in elementary school.

March 22, 2018

In Washington, Trauma Feeds the School-To-Prison Pipeline, Particularly for Girls

While rates of juvenile arrests and incarceration are declining across the country, arrests have been rising for girls in Washington, D.C. A new study suggests policies that criminalize children's response to trauma are a cause, both in the District and nationwide.

March 15, 2018

This Map Shows How Much Is Stacked Against Students in Your State

New data from ChildTrends shows some children shoulder greater challenges that may affect their school performance.

February 27, 2018

50 Years After Kerner Commission, Education Still Seen as a Lever

Poverty, class and racial animus that sparked devastating riots in the 1960s still echo today, and efforts to provide better educational opportunities and holistic supports for children and their families remain a crucial lever to prevent their return, according to a new report.

November 15, 2017

Are More Young People Homeless Than We Thought? Study Shares Startling Data

About 1 in 30 youths between ages 13 and 17 are homeless in a given year, according to the first in a series of reports by researchers at Chapin Hall, an independent policy research center at the University of Chicago.

August 21, 2017

High Schoolers Still Start School Earlier Than Younger Students, Data Show

In its third report on the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey, the National Center for Education Statistics shows U.S. high schools start on average at 7:59 a.m., nearly 20 minutes earlier than the average elementary schools.

August 01, 2017

Are We Losing Play Without a 'Purpose'?

A new Gallup poll finds parents prefer structured play and sports over free play, and may feel the need to "fill up" their children's time.

July 26, 2017

U.S. Children Gain Ground in Home Supports, Federal Data Show

A study from nearly two dozen federal agencies suggests the home environment of school-age children is improving on several fronts, from poverty to toxins to family supports for education.

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