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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.

March 22, 2018

In Washington, Trauma Feeds the School-To-Prison Pipeline, Particularly for Girls

While rates of juvenile arrests and incarceration are declining across the country, arrests have been rising for girls in Washington, D.C. A new study suggests policies that criminalize children's response to trauma are a cause, both in the District and nationwide.

March 15, 2018

This Map Shows How Much Is Stacked Against Students in Your State

New data from ChildTrends shows some children shoulder greater challenges that may affect their school performance.

February 27, 2018

50 Years After Kerner Commission, Education Still Seen as a Lever

Poverty, class and racial animus that sparked devastating riots in the 1960s still echo today, and efforts to provide better educational opportunities and holistic supports for children and their families remain a crucial lever to prevent their return, according to a new report.

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