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November 15, 2017

Are More Young People Homeless Than We Thought? Study Shares Startling Data

About 1 in 30 youths between ages 13 and 17 are homeless in a given year, according to the first in a series of reports by researchers at Chapin Hall, an independent policy research center at the University of Chicago.

August 21, 2017

High Schoolers Still Start School Earlier Than Younger Students, Data Show

In its third report on the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey, the National Center for Education Statistics shows U.S. high schools start on average at 7:59 a.m., nearly 20 minutes earlier than the average elementary schools.

August 01, 2017

Are We Losing Play Without a 'Purpose'?

A new Gallup poll finds parents prefer structured play and sports over free play, and may feel the need to "fill up" their children's time.

July 26, 2017

U.S. Children Gain Ground in Home Supports, Federal Data Show

A study from nearly two dozen federal agencies suggests the home environment of school-age children is improving on several fronts, from poverty to toxins to family supports for education.

May 26, 2017

Federal Data Give the Clearest Look Yet at America's Homeless Students

The 2017 Condition of Education highlights homelessness and the effects of preschool poverty.

May 04, 2017

Getting Kids Moving Now Could Save Billions in Later Health Costs, Study Finds

Getting more students to be physically active at least three times a day could pay off in billions of dolars in health care savings, a new study shows.

February 02, 2017

Preschool Parents Are Pleased, but Is the School Really Good?

Families often have a hard time judging what makes for a good early education program, finds a new working paper.

January 26, 2017

DeVos-Associated Company Alleges Brain-Training Autism 'Fix'

President Trump's nominee for U.S. Education Secretary backed a brain-training company that has made questionable claims about its ability to treat attention deficit disorders and autism.

October 05, 2016

Thousands of U.S. Schools at Risk for PCB Contamination, Studies Find

An estimated 30 percent of K-12 students are exposed to unhealthy levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, through common building materials found in schools, according to a pair of reports released Wednesday.

September 12, 2016

Sex for Food: Reports Highlight Fallout of Teen Hunger

Teenagers in 10 communities report engaging in risky behavior to avoid food insecurity, according to new Urban Institute studies.

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