A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.

Vice President Joe Biden is set to announce federal funds to boost mental health programs nearly a year after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.

Disney's two newest princesses, PISA, and German school design—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota plans to file a piece of legislation that would ease new school lunch requirements. She's not the first to do so. And a few thoughts about how long it takes kids to clear the contents of a cafeteria tray.

A national campaign aims to empower students to seek improvements in their school meals. But are the student-submitted photographs a fair depiction of what's being served on America's lunch trays?

Lawyers for Newtown, Conn., released recordings of 911 calls from the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The release resulted in media ethics discussions and reviews of police response to the massacre.

A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.

A Connecticut judge ordered the release of 911 calls made the day of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

An investigation of Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School found no clear motive for gunman Adam Lanza, a report released Monday said.

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