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February 02, 2017

Preschool Parents Are Pleased, but Is the School Really Good?

Families often have a hard time judging what makes for a good early education program, finds a new working paper.

January 26, 2017

DeVos-Associated Company Alleges Brain-Training Autism 'Fix'

President Trump's nominee for U.S. Education Secretary backed a brain-training company that has made questionable claims about its ability to treat attention deficit disorders and autism.

October 05, 2016

Thousands of U.S. Schools at Risk for PCB Contamination, Studies Find

An estimated 30 percent of K-12 students are exposed to unhealthy levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, through common building materials found in schools, according to a pair of reports released Wednesday.

September 12, 2016

Sex for Food: Reports Highlight Fallout of Teen Hunger

Teenagers in 10 communities report engaging in risky behavior to avoid food insecurity, according to new Urban Institute studies.

August 26, 2016

Are Poor Students More Prepared for Kindergarten?

Low-income children are closing the gap with wealthier peers when it comes to school readiness, according to new research.

June 30, 2016

'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ...' or Should Young Children Look Away?

Classical Disney princesses like Cinderella and Snow White have long been staples of early-childhood entertainment in Western culture, but new research suggests that exposure to Disney royalties perpetuates female gender-stereotypical behaviors in both girls and boys.

June 21, 2016

Report Finds Gains in Teenagers' Education, Health Status

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.

May 10, 2016

Crackdowns on Bullies Can Backfire, National Academies Report Finds

A new National Academies report reviews the effectiveness of different approaches to stopping school bullying.

May 05, 2016

Bullying, Crimes Down in U.S. Schools, Fed Data Finds

Students see school as a safer place today than in prior years, according to new data from an annual federal report.

April 10, 2016

Partnership Explores Role of Student Mental Health in Classroom Management

A little more than half of states require teachers to learn about student mental health and classroom management, and many teachers feel unprepared to support students facing mental health struggles in class, finds new research.

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