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August 24, 2015

Student Engagement, Hope Outrank Tests as Measures of Schools' Success, Poll Finds

Poll respondents ranked student engagement and hope at the top of a list of signs of schools' success, well above standardized test results.

August 20, 2015

Mindset Kit Aims to Put Research on Growth Mindset, Engagement to Work

A new set of online lessons aims to help schools and parents apply research about growth mindsets in practical ways.

August 07, 2015

Five Ways Schools Stigmatize Same-Sex and Heterosexual Adoptive Families

Adoptive families sometimes feel overlooked or stigmatized by schools, they say. And those actions can threaten to jeopardize efforts to engage parents and to make sure students feel safe and supported in the classroom.

June 23, 2015

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.

June 15, 2015

Could Parents Be Allies in Schools' Efforts to Build Growth Mindsets in Students?

New materials aim to teach parents about the research behind schools' growth mindset work.

June 11, 2015

New Federal Grant Aims to Help Schools Boost Noncognitive Skills

The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.

April 28, 2015

Baltimore Students, Out of School After Riots, Try to Process Events

Out of school Tuesday after riots broke out in their city, Baltimore students said they hope classroom discussions will help them understand the death of Freddie Gray and the deeper challenges of poverty and racial tension.

April 24, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Pondering Popularity Edition

Young students answer what makes a kid popular (hint: Instagram followers). Plus, links on engagement, race, discipline, and school safety.

March 26, 2015

Study Questions Link Between Engagement, Achievement—Or Does It?

Countries noted for superior performance on international academic tests also rank below the United States on student engagement, an analysis finds. Does this mean engagement isn't so important?

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

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