A new, larger study replicating Walter Mischel's landmark experiment in delayed gratification finds fewer long-term effects than previously thought.
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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
New data from ChildTrends shows some children shoulder greater challenges that may affect their school performance.
February 27, 2018
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.