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November 20, 2013

N.Y.C.'s Efforts to Reduce Absences Also Boosted Grades, Study Finds

A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.

November 14, 2013

Pa. Study Asks: Has 'Zero Tolerance' Gone Too Far?

A report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania questions rates of suspensions and expulsions in the state.

November 12, 2013

School Violence Lowers Test Scores, But Not Grades

Assessments don't offer any latitude to students based on their school's climate, but teachers do.

October 24, 2013

There Have Been a Lot of Shootings This Year. Children Seem to Have Noticed

A new survey by the magazine Highlights digs into the hopes, dreams, and psychology of America's children, and finds adults may be focusing on the wrong issues.

June 24, 2013

U.S. Children Better, Worse Off as Economy Recovers, Report Finds

More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.

June 20, 2013

HPV Vaccine Credited With Cutting Infections in Teen Girls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the new findings are evidence that far more young women should be vaccinated against HPV.

May 31, 2013

Tobacco Fades From Youth Culture, But Alcohol Holds Strong

A new study shows that a major 1998 settlement aiming to take tobacco out of movies worked wonders. But alcohol hasn't gone anywhere.

May 24, 2013

Institute of Medicine: Students Need 60 Minutes of Daily Activity in Schools

The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.

May 23, 2013

Teen Pregnancy Rate at Its Lowest, Again, CDC Says

In the latest figures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the overall rate dropped 25 percent since 2007, and about 50 percent since 1991.

May 23, 2013

Why One Chicago School Won't Close: Social-Emotional Learning

More than 50 schools were recommended for closure, but Marcus Garvey Elementary was taken off the list because of its strong community support and its social and emotional learning efforts.

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