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March 21, 2013

Sleeping Is for the Homeschooled

A new report on school start times shows homeschooled students match best with researcher recommendations. That's in no small part because of the short commute.

March 18, 2013

New Briefs Connect School Climate to Bullying, Dropouts, More

A new set of briefs on topics including bullying, dropout prevention, and inclusion present the latest in research and best practice for effective school climate reform.

March 12, 2013

School Design Can Influence Students' Health, Eating Habits

School gardens, open-plan kitchens, and indoor-outdoor eating spaces can nurture good eating habits and encourage students to get more physical activity.

March 08, 2013

'Risk Avoidance' Sex Education Is the New Abstinence-Only

A bill would grant $550 million in federal funding for abstinence-only education, after a report found that young adults are responsible for half of all new cases of sexually transmitted infections.

March 05, 2013

NAEP: Student Absenteeism Hampers Test Scores

Background data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress add to the growing pile of evidence that student absenteeism can hamstring a district's performance on the test dubbed the "Nation's Report Card."

February 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Tells Schools to Address Teen Sexual Violence

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.

February 22, 2013

Federal Anti-Bullying Legislation to Be Reintroduced—Again

The legislation would require schools to adopt policies that specifically ban harassment against students for their perceived race, gender, sexual identity, and religion, among other reasons.

February 20, 2013

Stress Eating Affects Children, Too

A new study shows that children will snack in response to stress, even if they're not hungry.

February 19, 2013

Big Bird Might Help With Early-Childhood Aggression

A new study examines whether exposure to positive media during early childhood encourages positive behavior.

February 13, 2013

Best Treatment for Childhood Trauma Remains Elusive

But school-based treatments do appear to more effective than others.

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