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December 13, 2017

Five Years After the Sandy Hook School Shootings, a Focus on Preventing Violence

The 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., stirred conversations about how to recognize threats, how to secure schools, and how to respond to the mental health needs of students.

December 08, 2017

School Discipline Debate Centers on Benefits, Consequences of Federal Guidance

Debate at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing focused heavily on whether the U.S. Department of Education should maintain, revoke, or revise Obama-era school discipline guidance.

December 06, 2017

In Discipline Debate, Two Groups Draw Different Conclusions About the Same District

Philadelphia's efforts to reduce suspensions can succeed if leaders provide supports that are sensitive to the contexts of different schools, a report found.

September 20, 2017

Washington School Shooting Followed Familiar Patterns. Here's What We Know

While every act of school violence has unique attributes, the Freeman High School shooting follows some patterns that have been common in other attacks. What can be learned from it?

August 21, 2017

Human Book Characters May Be Better Than Animals for Teaching Moral Lessons

Young children are more likely to learn and apply character lessons from books that feature human characters than from stories that center on human-like animals, a new study finds.

August 09, 2017

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.

August 09, 2017

The Unexpected Reason Some Students Procrastinate

Some students engage in so-called self-handicapping behaviors like procrastination in an attempt to protect themselves from the negative emotions they might feel if they fail at an academic task. How should teachers handle it?

May 15, 2017

States Reconsider Sunscreen as Banned Drug in Schools

Many states require a doctor's note if a student brings sunscreen, an over-the-counter drug, to school. A handful of states have changed that and others are looking to follow suit.

March 08, 2017

Suspending Students Costs Billions in Economic Losses, New Study Finds

In an analysis of a cohort of California 10th graders, University of California researchers calculated the financial impacts of students who were suspended and ended up dropping out. The cost: $2.7 billion.

December 06, 2016

PISA Provides Peek at How Attendance, School Climate May Affect Achievement

The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.

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