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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.

May 17, 2018

Neuroscientist Probes Myths About the Teenage Brain

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 08, 2018

Too Much Help From Mom Might Backfire, Study Suggests

Parent support can give students a leg up academically, but a new international study suggests backing off can boost autonomy and academic achievement in the long run.

September 26, 2017

There's a Disconnect Between Parent Expectations and Student Realities

A first look at new federal data on parent involvement suggests a disconnect between parents' expectations and school outcomes.

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.

May 12, 2017

Early Signs of Benefits for Boosting Parent-Child Education

Pairing adult education for parents with early learning for their children shows some promising signs to help families out of poverty, according to one Oklahoma study.

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.

December 01, 2016

Many State Report Cards Leave Parents in the Dark About School Achievement

With jargon, "meaningless" tables and missing data, state report cards can be difficult for parents to use, a new report shows.

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