With half of the world's adults expected to be nearsighted by 2050, a new genetic study links schooling to earlier vision problems.
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Amid mounting evidence that recess can help support student learning, health, and social skills, researchers are taking a closer look at what a "high quality" recess looks like.
May 31, 2018
Students who learn in hotter classrooms perform worse on college admissions tests, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
May 29, 2018
A new, larger study replicating Walter Mischel's landmark experiment in delayed gratification finds fewer long-term effects than previously thought.
May 17, 2018
Teenagers aren't lazy, crazy, or dumb, says a neuroscientist, who argues in a new book that understanding students' neurological development can help dispel negative myths about adolescent learning.
May 14, 2018
The rate of students getting physical punishments in K-12 school is dropping, but cases are popping up in more states, according to Education Week's latest analysis of federal data.
May 09, 2018
A proposed change to a federal survey could limit information collection on lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered teenagers who are victims of crime.
April 15, 2018
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
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 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.