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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.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

August 11, 2014

Cultivation of Curiosity in Children Linked to Later Aptitude in Science

When parents encourage their children to ask "why?." kids may be more interested in science later in life. How can schools engage students who didn't have that experience?

July 24, 2014

Nebraska Agency to Track Effects of 'Whole Child' Factors on Achievement

The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.

May 15, 2014

After Newtown, Readers Surfed Sites That Strengthened Existing Gun Views

Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.

April 11, 2014

Wraparound Services Best When Coordinated by Schools, Researchers Say

A report by a UCLA research center criticizes models that rely on nonprofit organizations to partner with schools and community services such as health clinics in order to provide services to at-risk students.

April 01, 2014

U.S. Must Improve Outcomes for Minority Youth as Demographics Shift, Report Says

In "Race for Results," the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation created a new index that uses 12 educational, health, and economic factors to rank how children from major racial and ethnic groups fare in every state.

March 26, 2014

Youth Gang Involvement Is a Public Health Issue Into Adulthood, Study Concludes

Data show that gang involvement in adolescence affects a broad range of social, health, and behavioral factors into adulthood.

March 13, 2014

Discipline Practices Fall Hardest on Minorities and Students With Disabilities

A new series of reports argues that disparate rates of school discipline for African-American students and those with disabilities drive up the dropout risks and help push them into the juvenile justice system.

February 05, 2014

Researchers Explore Academic Effects of Factors Like Sports, Sex, and Internet Use

A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.

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