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February 04, 2019

What's a More Important Parent Investment: Money or Time?

Two new international studies look at how parents judge how to invest in their children's education, and what happens to children's academic progress when one parent can't be involved.

January 28, 2019

Tighter Home-School Bonds Improve Students' Social and Emotional Skills (as Well as Academics)

Partnering with parents can help students of any age who have trouble with social or mental health issues. But the devil is in the details, finds an analysis of more than 100 studies.

December 18, 2018

Friday Report Cards May Raise Risk of Child Abuse, Says Study

No student is eager to show her parents a less than stellar report card, but a new study suggests bad grades may put some children at risk for physical abuse.

December 04, 2018

Breaking the Link Between Parents' Math Anxiety and Students' Progress

Out-of-school family time around math may help children succeed even when their parents dread the subject, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

November 12, 2018

Make One Change to Parent Outreach, and Study Finds Fewer Students Fail Classes

School and district leaders may be overlooking small tweaks in their outreach that can yield huge increases in parent engagement and student achievement.

September 26, 2018

Leveraging 'Open Windows' and 'Doulas' to Boost Education Outcomes for Young Families

While young teen parents are on the decline, a new study finds more educational supports are needed for older teenagers and young adults with children.

August 08, 2018

Does Driver's Ed. Need a Tune Up? Teens' Crash Risk Rises Right After Licensing

Getting a first driver's license is seen as a major milestone in teenagers' independence, but a new study suggests students' practice driving may not be preparing them for the risks of that freedom.

July 17, 2018

Summer Learning Gaps Worsen in Higher Grades, Just Not the Way You Think

By the end of middle school, students may lose a third to half of what they learn during the year to the so-called "summer slide." But the real gaps may not come from where you think.

June 16, 2018

Dads Shape Their Kids' Education in More Ways Than You Know, Research Says

Though much of the parent involvement research focuses on mothers, emerging studies show involved fathers can significantly improve their children's educational progress, too.

June 04, 2018

Breaking Down the Myths That Lead Young Students to Miss School

A new study finds one intervention cut early absenteeism by 15 percent by correcting common parent misconceptions about attendance.

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