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April 02, 2018

Attending a Less-Challenging College May Hurt, Not Help, High School Transition

A new study suggests that students who have lower-achieving classmates in college than they had in high school show more symptoms of depression.

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.

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.

October 18, 2017

Students' Confidence, Not Grades, Take a Hit in Schools with Short Grade Span, Study Suggests

The move to middle school can be a rougher adjustment for students who were high achievers at their elementary schools, finds a new study.

March 09, 2016

'Deeper Learning' Boosts Grad Rates, but Benefits Less for Students in Poverty

The latest in a series of studies finds students in schools that practice "deeper learning" approaches are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in four-year colleges.

February 12, 2016

AAAS Opens With Push for Teaching Team Science

Team-based science will require new skills of students that aren't always taught in typical U.S. science classes, say experts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

June 25, 2015

Classroom Lessons Help Stressed-Out Students Cope, Study Finds

A Massachusetts-based program has taken aim at curbing high stress levels among millennials and is having some early success, according to researchers.

June 22, 2015

Is Advanced Placement's Value in the Class or the Test?

A Utah study suggests the main benefit for Advanced Placement students comes for those who complete and pass the test.

October 30, 2014

National Research Groups Call for Focus on Transition to Adulthood

A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.

July 09, 2014

Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.

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