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.
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September 18, 2019
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.
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.