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April 27, 2016

Can an Increase in Empathy Lead to a Drop in Suspensions?

Stanford researchers found that teachers' participation in professional development to promote empathy correlated with half as many suspensions for their students. The findings suggest that attitudes may be as important as policies in promoting healthy school climates.

April 07, 2016

Suit by Parents, Pro-Charter Group: N.Y.C. Schools Have School Climate Problems

The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.

March 14, 2016

Nurturing Growth Mindsets: Six Tips From Carol Dweck

Encouraging students' growth mindset is about more than just praising raw effort, Stanford Professor Carol Dweck said at an Education Week event. Read some tips and watch her full remarks here.

March 03, 2016

This Principal Has a Creative Way of Encouraging Positive Student Behavior

Reno Principal Denise Hausauer wears a bell so students can hear her coming down the halls. "I want to catch them doing something good," she says.

February 22, 2016

Building Social-Emotional Skills May Be Key to Classroom Management, Study Says

Parsing through studies of 54 interventions at the primary school level, researchers from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, examined four different methods for improving classroom management.

February 09, 2016

Real Life Bullying Could Be Influenced by TV Storylines, Study Says

Mean girls and demeaning boys on teen shows are linked to later real-life social aggression in teenagers, a new study finds.

September 17, 2015

Walton Family Foundation Invests in Research on Measuring Grit, Character

The Walton Family Foundation will fund research on measuring and nurturing social-emotional skills and grit.

July 09, 2015

Student Fights, Fear of Harm at School Have Declined, Newest Federal Data Show

A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

June 12, 2015

Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds

New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.

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