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May 01, 2018

Is Curiosity as Good at Predicting Children's Reading, Math Success as Self-Control? Study Says Yes

Ever since the landmark "marshmallow test" highlighted the importance of early self-control in later achievement, educators have worked to find ways to build self-regulation among young children. But a new study in the journal Pediatric Research suggests boosting children's natural curiosity may be equally crucial to their long-term learning.

March 27, 2018

For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset

In fact, new research suggests adolescents can take take the opposite message from adults praising effort: that students just aren't "talented."

March 27, 2018

Principals: More of Your Students Might Be Abused or Neglected Than You Think

Principals and teachers often don't know when a student is being abused or neglected, but a new study suggests the effects can significantly hurt reading and math achievement in elementary school.

October 11, 2017

MacArthur 'Genius' Betsy Paluck Seeks to Boost Power of Positive Peer Pressure

2017 MacArthur Fellow explores how students' social relationships can boost or undermine schools' efforts to stop bullying.

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 02, 2017

AERA: Early Results in California's CORE Districts Give Lessons for ESSA

As states and districts work to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, six California districts who received federal waivers under the Obama administration are getting the first hints of how more holistic accountability systems might work.

February 03, 2017

School Climate: For Middle Schoolers, Connection Can Drive Math and Reading

A sustained, positive school climate may help middle schoolers keep on track in math and reading.

December 21, 2016

Hey, Kids: If Batman Can Finish His Homework,You Can, Too!

Young children mimicking the Caped Crusader and other famously persistent characters were able to stay focused longer, despite distractions.

July 20, 2016

Growth Mindset: How Much Can It Counter Poverty's Damage?

Students in poverty are less likely that others to have a growth mindset, but those who do can be more resilient to poverty's effects, a new study finds.

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