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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.

July 17, 2017

Trump Administration Abruptly Cuts Off Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding

Teen pregnancy prevention programs set to end in 2020 will now lose funding in 2018 after the Trump administration opted to end federal grants, Reveal reports. Many of those programs targeted teen girls from minority populations that are at higher risk for early pregnancy.

July 12, 2017

Social-Emotional Learning Has Long-Lasting Positive Effects on Students, Study Says

Social-emotional learning programs may continue to show positive benefits for students months, or even years, after they complete them, a new meta-analysis finds.

June 30, 2017

Bullying's Hidden Cost: Schools Lose Millions of Dollars When Kids Stay Home

When bullied children stay home to avoid hurtful relationships, schools lose tens of millions of dollars each year, a new study says.

June 27, 2017

Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers, Survey Finds

Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with implications for school discipline and juvenile justice.

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