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May 18, 2015

Schools Legally Obligated to Address Effects of Trauma on Students, Suit Says

Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.

May 13, 2015

Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability

Measures used to assess student progress in development of social and emotional traits are limited and should not be used to penalize or compare schools, Angela Duckworth and David Yeager wrote.

March 27, 2015

Millennials Favor Sex Education, Though Few Find It Useful, Survey Finds

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

March 26, 2015

Study Questions Link Between Engagement, Achievement—Or Does It?

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?

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

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.

March 05, 2015

Too Many Texas Students Face Fines, Criminal Records for Truancy, Group Says

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

February 26, 2015

Benefits of Social-Emotional Programs Far Outweigh Their Costs, Study Finds

Social-emotional learning programs yield big benefits for schools, students, and society, researchers found.

February 24, 2015

Fewer Absences, More Misbehavior in Schools That Miss Academic Benchmarks

Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?

January 07, 2015

Teens Overestimate Peers' Involvement in Risky Behaviors, Study Finds

Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors, a study found.

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

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