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.
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August 01, 2017
July 12, 2017
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
What if one set of middle school writing exercises could help change disadvantaged students' likelihood of attending college?
May 08, 2017
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
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
A sustained, positive school climate may help middle schoolers keep on track in math and reading.
December 21, 2016
Young children mimicking the Caped Crusader and other famously persistent characters were able to stay focused longer, despite distractions.
December 05, 2016
Researchers are honored for a study on the benefits of teaching controversial material.
October 28, 2016
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
It seems like common sense: Students who feel unsafe at school stay home.