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April 07, 2019

'If You Miss the Bus, You're Walking Four Hours': Challenges of Rural Absenteeism

District busing policies can significantly affect chronic absenteeism among rural students, finds a new study at the American Educational Research Association.

April 06, 2019

School Changes Can Help Keep Students in Class, Out of Foster System

Schools need to address more than physical mobility to improve attendance among foster students, finds new research at the American Educational Research Association meeting.

April 03, 2019

Brain Science Backs Up Role of 'Mindset' in Motivating Students for Math

British neuroscientists find early biological evidence that having a growth mindset in math can change how students mentally approach problems.

March 12, 2019

Older Kids' Messages Can Make the Move to Middle School Less Daunting

A forthcoming study finds that beginning middle schoolers benefit from two 15-minute writing exercises to boost their sense of social and academic belonging.

March 11, 2019

Does the Ubiquitous Attendance Certificate Really Get Students to School?

Principals who use certificates to encourage students to come to school may want to take a second look at their effects, warns a study previewed at the annual Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness meeting.

February 26, 2019

As Young Women Head to School and Work, More Men 'Disconnect'

A new nationwide survey finds that, compared to 50 years ago, fewer women are missing from schools and the workplace. That's not the case for young men.

February 13, 2019

Want Students to Attend School Every Day? Make Sure They Feel Safe on the Way

Districtwide school choice programs can spread students to campuses far from where they live. A new study suggests school leaders should take a closer look at those commutes.

February 07, 2019

To Encourage Girls in Science, Talk Action, Not Identity

A new study in the journal Psychological Science is the latest in a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher's language that may improve motivation in science, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

January 14, 2019

These Simple Writing Exercises Helped More Low-Income Students Pass Biology

At one time or another, most students feel antsy going into a big test. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests two ways teachers can help students thrive in spite of stress.

January 09, 2019

It's Not Just That Racial Bullying Jumped in Schools After the 2016 Election. It's Where It Did

The highly polarizing 2016 Presidential campaign blitzed the swing state of Virginia. And in the year that followed, a new study in the journal Educational Researcher suggests school bullying problems likewise split along political lines.

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