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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.

September 22, 2014

Teaching Teenagers That People Change May Help Prevent Depression

Teaching high school students that personality traits are changeable may help counteract a risk of depression, a new study finds.

September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

August 27, 2014

Physical Fitness, Lower Depression Rates Linked for Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.

August 25, 2014

CDC: More Teens Trying E-Cigarettes After Never Smoking Conventional Cigarettes

The study confirms statements of some public health officials, who've warned the products are luring in young users through clever marketing.

August 25, 2014

Pediatricians Call for Later School Start Times to Combat Sleep Deprivation

Later start times in high school and middle school would accomodate shifting sleep-wake patterns associated with puberty, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new position statement.

August 20, 2014

Behavior Control Linked to Language Skills, Research Says

Can limited vocabulary silence the better angels of students' nature? New research suggests poor speech skills may cause later behavior problems.

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