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March 14, 2019

Less Costly, More Equitable Bus Routes Possible, But Lack Political Will, Study Finds

"School start time is not only about busing. ... It's about the life of parents. It's about the health of teenagers, and it's about equity in the system," notes an MIT researcher.

March 12, 2019

Older Kids' Messages Can Make the Move to Middle School Less Daunting

A forthcoming study finds that beginning middle schoolers benefit from two 15-minute writing exercises to boost their sense of social and academic belonging.

March 01, 2019

We've Never Found So Many Homeless Students Before. That's Bad and Good

A new report provides the clearest picture to date of how many homeless students are graduating in each state.

February 26, 2019

As Young Women Head to School and Work, More Men 'Disconnect'

A new nationwide survey finds that, compared to 50 years ago, fewer women are missing from schools and the workplace. That's not the case for young men.

February 13, 2019

Want Students to Attend School Every Day? Make Sure They Feel Safe on the Way

Districtwide school choice programs can spread students to campuses far from where they live. A new study suggests school leaders should take a closer look at those commutes.

January 28, 2019

Tighter Home-School Bonds Improve Students' Social and Emotional Skills (as Well as Academics)

Partnering with parents can help students of any age who have trouble with social or mental health issues. But the devil is in the details, finds an analysis of more than 100 studies.

December 18, 2018

Friday Report Cards May Raise Risk of Child Abuse, Says Study

No student is eager to show her parents a less than stellar report card, but a new study suggests bad grades may put some children at risk for physical abuse.

November 14, 2018

Three Ways Schools Can Help Students Leaving Foster Care Land on Their Feet

Senior year transitions can be tough: finalizing credits, applying for colleges, considering jobs—and, if students are in the foster care system, it can mean becoming suddenly homeless and without family support. Here's how schools can keep the transition from derailing students' education.

November 12, 2018

Make One Change to Parent Outreach, and Study Finds Fewer Students Fail Classes

School and district leaders may be overlooking small tweaks in their outreach that can yield huge increases in parent engagement and student achievement.

November 05, 2018

Sounding an Alarm: Background Noise Can Hurt Student Achievement

A new study suggests high background noise in schools can significantly distract some students during testing time.

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