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July 23, 2014

Is Your School Looking Out for Students After Trauma? How Long After?

Parent death can lead to higher risk of their children struggling or even dying into young adulthood, but longterm support for students in schools can be spotty.

April 25, 2014

Breakfasting in the Classroom May Help Increase Test Scores, Finds Study

A new study has found that test scores were higher when elementary schools moved breakfast from the cafeteria to the classroom and served it during the school day.

March 18, 2014

Website and Review Identify Sex-Ed. Programs with Proven Track Records

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website based in part on a forthcoming research review identifies sex-education programs that have been proven to curtail sexual activity, decrease teen-age pregnancy rates, foster the use of contraceptives and/or reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections.

March 14, 2014

Another Study Fuels Movement to Push Back High School Start Times

Research from the University of Minnesota suggests adolescents may perform better and experience fewer problems when school starts at 8:30 a.m. or later so students can get more sleep.

February 07, 2014

Study Weighs Academic Effects of Sports, Early Sex, Bullying on Teenagers

A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.

December 06, 2013

It's Not How Many Kids You Have, But How Well You Teach Them, Study Finds

Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.

December 05, 2013

Social, School Relationships Can Affect Teenagers' Sleep Habits

A new University of Cincinnati study finds parents, peers, and school environment are more likely to predict a teenager's sleep habits than puberty alone.

September 19, 2012

Researchers: Limit Tuna Servings at School, Home

Too much mercury, which tuna may contain large amounts of, can lead to the impairment of cognitive thinking, memory, attention, language, and fine motor and visual spatial skills in children, whose brains are still developing.

July 25, 2012

Annual Study Finds Child Education, Health Improving

Children's health and education are showing positive signs even in the midst of a dismal economic environment, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual ranking of child well-being, released this morning.

December 14, 2009

Bystanders as Stressed by Bullies as Victims, Study Finds

A forthcoming study finds that students who witness bullying suffer as much psychological distress as those who experience it.

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