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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.

October 17, 2017

What if Online Bullying Behavior Also Happened in Person? For Kids, It Often Does.

A new public service announcement asks viewers to imagine what it would look like if people were as quick to say hurtful things in person as they are online. But, for kids, the line between behavior "in the real world" and behavior on the internet might not be as clear as we think.

September 13, 2017

Scientists to Schools: Social, Emotional Development Crucial for Learning

Students' social, emotional, and academic development are "deeply intertwined," and all are central to learning, a group of scientists said in a consensus statement released Wednesday.

September 01, 2017

Chronic Absenteeism: These Schools Struggle With a Big, Often Hidden, Problem

Chronic absenteeism is a problem that sometimes goes unrecognized, a new report says. At high levels, it can affect learning for everyone, even students who consistently show up to school.

August 21, 2017

Human Book Characters May Be Better Than Animals for Teaching Moral Lessons

Young children are more likely to learn and apply character lessons from books that feature human characters than from stories that center on human-like animals, a new study finds.

August 09, 2017

The Unexpected Reason Some Students Procrastinate

Some students engage in so-called self-handicapping behaviors like procrastination in an attempt to protect themselves from the negative emotions they might feel if they fail at an academic task. How should teachers handle it?

July 27, 2017

Some Teens Don't See School as a Kind Place. Here's Why That Matters.

While mental health is a priority for many high school students, they don't always see their schools as supportive places where they can seek help, a new survey finds.

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