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.
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June 24, 2019
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.
March 14, 2019
"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
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
A new report provides the clearest picture to date of how many homeless students are graduating in each state.
February 26, 2019
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
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
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
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.