Millennials Favor Sex Education, Though Few Find It Useful, Survey Finds

While 3-in-4 young adults support public school sex education, less than half have found it useful in real life situations.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Committed Teacher Edition

Research shows that a supportive relationship with an adult is key to bouncing back from trauma in childhood. Plus, links on race in the classroom, classroom management, and the teaching profession.


Study Questions Link Between Engagement, Achievement—Or Does It?

Countries noted for superior performance on international academic tests also rank below the United States on student engagement, an analysis finds. Does this mean engagement isn't so important?


School Meals: Three Cabinet Secretaries Write in Support of Nutrition Standards

Now is not the time to step back from the requirements created under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the secretaries of agriculture, education, and health and human services wrote in a USA Today opinion piece.


School Requires Students to Clean Building as Alternative to Suspensions

In newspaper report, an administrator compared the practice to roadside inmate work crews. When it comes to school discipline, where's the line between community service and free labor? And how prescriptive should districts be?


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Bad Adult Behavior Edition

It's hard to teach kids to treat their peers with kindness when they see such a lack of empathy in adults. Plus, links on pre-k attendance, gender nonconformity and school dress codes, and more.


Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.


Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.


Cyberbullying: Powerful Video Shows the Emotional Effects on Students

When celebrities read mean tweets about them, it's funny. When kids do it, it becomes a powerful demonstration of the effects of cyberbullying.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): More Than Scores Edition

What are schools in the United States doing to balance academic challenges with affirmations of students' existing strengths? Plus, items about social change, targeting boys of color, and truancy.


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