Students who were chronically absent or at risk of dropping out before the coronavirus outbreak are even more at risk now that schools are closed, experts say.
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If school closures extend a month or spread nationwide, it could cost the U.S. economy some $50 billion, says a new study by a pair of economists.
February 13, 2020
At first glance, it could seem that teenagers just really, really hate high school. But Yale researchers found deeper student engagement issues.
February 07, 2020
More than 3 out of 4 times younger children consider suicide or self harm, the adults around them have no idea, a new longitudinal study finds. Three common misconceptions may help explain why.
September 18, 2019
The hype around methods for boosting the brain's executive functions often outstrips the still-emerging research, but a new report offers ways education leaders can evaluate programs.
August 01, 2019
Naps have long been shown to benefit younger students, but new findings in the journal Nature add to growing evidence that they can boost memory for older students as well.
July 12, 2019
Being suspended from school can be a "turning point" for students, significantly increasing the odds that they will commit crimes as adults, according to a study in the journal Justice Quarterly.
June 24, 2019
A massive new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that helping students feel connected at school and at home pays off in better mental health and fewer risky behaviors like drug use and promiscuity, even decades later.
May 18, 2019
A new report by the National Academies of Science suggests supports or inequities in adolescence are particularly likely to "get under the skin" of teenagers.
April 06, 2019
Schools need to address more than physical mobility to improve attendance among foster students, finds new research at the American Educational Research Association meeting.