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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.

September 20, 2017

Carol Dweck Wins $4 Million Prize for Research on 'Growth Mindsets'

The researcher plans to use the prize money to perfect curriculum materials for teachers who want to help their students develop a belief in their own ability to improve their learning.

August 29, 2017

High School Internship Boosts College-Going for Boys of Color, Study Finds

Mentoring young men of color with professional work experience can significantly boost their likelihood of graduating and going on to college, but the program is less effective for girls.

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.

July 12, 2017

Science Is a Team Sport; Showing Students That May Boost Interest in STEM

Students in China and India see science as a communal activity more than U.S. students do, and a new study suggests it boosts their interest in science careers.

June 20, 2017

How a Simple Writing Exercise in Middle School Led to Higher College Enrollment

What if one set of middle school writing exercises could help change disadvantaged students' likelihood of attending college?

May 08, 2017

Student Absenteeism: Three New Studies to Know

But new research on chronic absenteeism reveals a lot of surprising details can make a difference in whether students make it to class.

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.

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