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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.

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.

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