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June 07, 2018

The Link Between Schooling and Vision Problems: New Evidence

With half of the world's adults expected to be nearsighted by 2050, a new genetic study links schooling to earlier vision problems.

June 06, 2018

Want to Build a Better Recess? Researchers Have a Framework for You

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

As the Temperature Climbs, Test Scores Drop in Schools Without Air Conditioning

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

Passing the Marshmallow Test May Be More About Smarts Than Self-Control, Study Says

A new, larger study replicating Walter Mischel's landmark experiment in delayed gratification finds fewer long-term effects than previously thought.

May 17, 2018

Neuroscientist Probes Myths About the Teenage Brain

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

Nearly 100,000 K-12 Students Still Spanked or Paddled at School, Data Show

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

Change Would Reduce Federal Data on Crimes Against LGBT Teenagers

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

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.

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