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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.

December 05, 2016

'Political Classroom' Researchers Win Education Honor

Researchers are honored for a study on the benefits of teaching controversial material.

October 28, 2016

Chronic Absenteeism Could Be Low-Hanging Fruit for ESSA Indicator

ESSA calls for states to adopt another indicator for school accountability, in addition to students' academic achievement in math and language arts. Chronic absenteeism may be a good fit, finds a new policy analysis.

October 26, 2016

Absenteeism Connects School Climate and Student Achievement

It seems like common sense: Students who feel unsafe at school stay home.

October 21, 2016

To Close Gender Gap In Spatial Tasks, Change Perspective

Adding figures of people to classic tests of spatial perception significantly closed gender gaps, a new study finds.

October 13, 2016

How Can Schools Counter Bias? Broward County Research Project Wants to Know

A community-wide research project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hopes to find ways to counter implicit bias that may undermine school discipline reform.

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