March 2015 Archives

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


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.


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?


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."


There will be an anti-bullying law in every state if Montana lawmakers approve a bill this legislative session. The proposal is less detailed and definitive than the policies in place in other states.


The program, piloted in eight southeastern states, will offer support for school nutrition directors nationwide, federal officials said.


A federal bill would encourage states and districts to cut back on school suspensions. Plus reads about school police, truancy, an unusual dress code violation, and more.


Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.


Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.


In a survey, a majority of teachers report students regularly come to school hungry, and they fear that hunger may have long-term effects on learning.


A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.


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