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February 01, 2018

School Shooters Are Rarely Female. What Does That Mean for Schools?

Police arrested a 12-year-old girl after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday. School shooting suspects are rarely female, but safety experts urge educators not to assume a narrow profile when addressing safety concerns.

January 17, 2018

'When Are We Going to Use This?' Strategies to Help Students Find Relevance in School Work

A researcher who studies student motivation has developed strategies for helping students find personal relevance of classroom work. That's key to helping them stay engaged, he says.

January 10, 2018

School-Based Telemedicine Can Be a Game Changer For Students With Asthma, Study Finds

For students with asthma, a combination of telemedicine services and taking medication under the supervision of a school nurse cut emergency room visits and hospitalizations in half, a study found.

January 05, 2018

Students Make a Prosthetic Leg for a Duck, Showing the Value of Purpose in Learning

Arkansas middle school students persisted through months of challenges in designing a 3D-printed prosthetic foot for a duck. Researchers say a sense of purpose, like helping an animal, can help engage students in the classroom.

December 20, 2017

Sesame Workshop to Address Refugee Children's Trauma With Help From Elmo and $100 Million

The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will use a $100 million grant for an education and outreach program designed to address the needs of displaced Syrian children.

December 19, 2017

Steer Students Away From Alcohol by Broadening Their Social Circles, Study Says

Cooperative classroom learning may help disrupt students' social circles, introducing them to peers who are less likely to steer them toward alcohol use, researchers found.

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.

December 05, 2017

Here's What Happened When a District Changed Its Policy on Suspensions

A case study explores a policy change designed to reduce suspension rates in Philadelphia schools through the lens of the larger debate on school discipline.

November 07, 2017

Principals Like Social-Emotional Learning. Here's Why Schools Struggle With It

Principals see a lack of time, inadequate teacher training, and funding as barriers to carrying out social-emotional learning in their schools, a nationally representative survey found.

October 24, 2017

Teachers' Lower Expectations for Black Students May Become 'Self-Fulfilling Prophecies,' Study Finds

When evaluating the same black student, white teachers were nine percentage points less likely than black teachers to expect that the student would earn a college degree, researchers say.

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