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February 04, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning Data May Identify Problems, But Can Schools Fix Them?

A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.

January 15, 2019

Set Social-Emotional Learning Benchmarks to Guide Efforts, Commission Recommends

The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development recommends schools work with community groups and policy makers to incorporate students' social and emotional development into their work, using standards or benchmarks to guide them.

January 09, 2019

How Bad Data From One District Skewed National Rankings on Chronic Absenteeism

Flawed attendance data from one Maryland school district skewed an entire national analysis, showing the difficulty of collecting and reporting data. The correction comes as absenteeism data take on new weight under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

August 21, 2018

Looking for Cyberbullies? Try Instagram

Teenagers are experiencing cyberbullying on Instagram more than any other social media platform, according to a study of 10,000 young people in the United Kingdom.

June 21, 2018

Video Games? Media? Bullying? No Single Cause for School Shootings, Experts Tell Safety Commission

One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health issues, violent video games, and media coverage.

June 05, 2018

Watch: Social-Emotional Learning Strategies, Explained in Three Minutes

Social-emotional learning is appealing to schools, but adopting the strategy can present some challenges, this video explains.

April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.

March 27, 2018

Federal School Safety Research Eliminated to Fund New School Security Measures

Funding for post-Newtown program that funds research into a broad range of school safety issues has been redirected to help pay for a new federal school security bill. Researchers fear that will leave schools without necessary research to guide their security efforts.

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.

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