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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 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.

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 31, 2018

As the Temperature Climbs, Test Scores Drop in Schools Without Air Conditioning

Students who learn in hotter classrooms perform worse on college admissions tests, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

May 11, 2018

Students Learn Less When They Sense Teacher Hostility

Teachers are stressed, but taking frustration out on students even a little can significantly hurt students' achievement, according to a new study.

May 10, 2018

Study Suggests Video Lessons Result in Higher Retention, Engagement

New research suggests that video lessons result in higher levels of retention and engagement among students, compared to lectures.

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.

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.

April 25, 2018

How Many Students Are Chronically Absent in Your State? Federal Data Show Rates Rising

More than 8 million students nationwide were reported chronically absent from school in 2015-16, federal data show, but some states and districts are doing better than others.

April 15, 2018

Students' Healthy Habits Can Boost Their Chances for College

Nutrition, sleep, exercise, and avoiding drugs are associated with not just better grades, but higher aspirations for college, a new study suggests

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