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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.

June 27, 2017

'Students Aren't Widgets' and Other Findings on Engaging Kids at School

It takes different strategies to get different types of students engaged in classroom work, a new report suggests. Do you agree with its conclusions?

June 05, 2017

Community Schools Are an Effective School Improvement Strategy, Brief Says

Done well, community schools can be an effective school improvement strategy, a new research brief says.

May 16, 2017

Students Feel Safer at School; Fewer Incidents Reported, Federal Data Show

Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.

March 29, 2017

Can Social-Emotional Learning Be Measured? Contest Seeks Ideas

A contest seeks creative ways to measure students' social-emotional learning.

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