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September 20, 2016

As Students Join National Anthem Protests, How Should Schools Respond?

Schools are missing out on a learning opportunity if they respond to students' national anthem protests with discipline, a First Amendment advocate says.

September 06, 2016

Which School Districts Struggle Most With Chronically Absent Students?

Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.

August 19, 2016

Does This School's Sign Promote Independence or Scare Off Support?

A school's rule has gone viral, sparking debates about student independence, parental involvement, and school support. Context matters, a psychologist says.

August 10, 2016

Watch: What a Principal Learned by Shadowing a Student for a Day

A principal gained insights on her school's policies and practices by following a student for a day in an exercise meant to promote empathy.

July 18, 2016

A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says

A growth mindset may buffer students from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Stanford researchers concluded after studying test scores and survey results for 168,000 Chilean students.

July 11, 2016

Resources for Discussing Police Violence, Race, and Racism With Students

How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.

May 02, 2016

Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students' Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

University of Pennsylvania psychology Professor Angela Duckworth released a new book on grit Monday, exploring the depths and misconceptions about her research on persistence and passion.

April 25, 2016

Incarceration Affects Education, Panel Says as Ed. Dept. Releases New Resources

The discussion between students, parents, and U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. came as the U.S. Department of Education announced grants and resources to help educators address the effects of incarceration on students, parents, and their families.

April 04, 2016

Trauma-Informed Practices Will Help Tackle Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon

A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.

March 30, 2016

New Resources Developed to Help Mentors Encourage Growth Mindsets

A new toolkit, piloted by City Year mentors, includes 12 lessons on how mentors can encourage growth mindset in those they work with.

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