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September 20, 2018

Is It Better for Young Children to 'Be' or 'Do'?

If you want young children to stick to a tough task, framing it as a positive part of their identity may motivate them at first, but may backfire when they run into challenges.

September 18, 2018

Time Lost to Suspensions Adds Up Fast for California Students

Even short suspensions can add up to big losses of instruction, particularly for students of color and special education students, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles.

September 17, 2018

Walter Mischel, 'Marshmallow Test' Researcher, Dies

Mischel's landmark research on self-control helped shape the modern school approach to social-emotional learning and student motivation.

August 23, 2018

Can Buddy Reading With a Bot Help Struggling Students?

A new study in the journal Science Robotics suggests social robots can join the ranks of successful study buddies.

August 07, 2018

The 'Brain' in Growth Mindset: Does Teaching Students Neuroscience Help?

Brain science explanations might help boost growth mindset, a new study finds, but the students and subject matter.

July 19, 2018

Where Are Students at Risk? These Maps Tell the Story

It can be easy to focus on poor grades or absenteeism when thinking about young people at risk, but that leaves out serious health and social issues that can affect students' school lives.

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 26, 2018

A Release Valve for Florida's School-to-Prison Pipeline

Moving from arresting students to civil citations and alternative programs can help reduce both youth crime and racial disparities in discipline, according to a new study.

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 06, 2018

Want to Build a Better Recess? Researchers Have a Framework for You

Amid mounting evidence that recess can help support student learning, health, and social skills, researchers are taking a closer look at what a "high quality" recess looks like.

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