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June 24, 2019

Helping Teenagers Feel 'Connected' to School Yields Benefits 20 Years Later

A massive new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that helping students feel connected at school and at home pays off in better mental health and fewer risky behaviors like drug use and promiscuity, even decades later.

May 29, 2019

Bus Stops May Be as Good a Place as Any for a STEM Lesson

Researchers are using art installations at bus stops to spur impromptu science and math lessons for students and parents.

May 28, 2019

Building Growth Mindset in the Classroom: Assignments From Carol Dweck

New research describes how a teacher's classroom approach can shape whether their students believe their academic skills are fixed at birth or they can grow them through practice and experience.

May 18, 2019

How to Turn Adolescence From a 'Missed Opportunity' to a Foundation for Learning

A new report by the National Academies of Science suggests supports or inequities in adolescence are particularly likely to "get under the skin" of teenagers.

May 10, 2019

Teachers Shape Students' Motivation. Where Do They Learn How to Do It?

Study after study finds students' motivation to learn is often driven by their relationships with their teachers, but a new report suggests many new educators enter the classroom with inconsistent training on what works to spark that drive.

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.

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