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March 13, 2020

Long School Closures Could Cost U.S. Billions, Cut Health-Care Capacity

If school closures extend a month or spread nationwide, it could cost the U.S. economy some $50 billion, says a new study by a pair of economists.

February 13, 2020

Bored, Stressed, Tired: Unpacking Teenagers' Emotions About High School

At first glance, it could seem that teenagers just really, really hate high school. But Yale researchers found deeper student engagement issues.

February 07, 2020

Children as Young as 9 and 10 Think About Killing Themselves. Adults Around Them Have No Clue.

More than 3 out of 4 times younger children consider suicide or self harm, the adults around them have no idea, a new longitudinal study finds. Three common misconceptions may help explain why.

September 18, 2019

Advice on Choosing a 'Brain Training' Program for Students

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.

August 01, 2019

High School Naps May Boost Learning for Sleep-Deprived Teenagers

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

Students Move Further Down School-to-Prison Pipeline With Every School Suspension

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

Helping Teenagers Feel 'Connected' to School Yields Benefits 20 Years Later

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

How to Turn Adolescence From a 'Missed Opportunity' to a Foundation for Learning

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

School Changes Can Help Keep Students in Class, Out of Foster System

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

Less Costly, More Equitable Bus Routes Possible, But Lack Political Will, Study Finds

"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.

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