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December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Improve Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

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?

August 10, 2014

Those Self-Esteem Efforts Really Might Have Made Students More Narcissistic

A researcher in narcissism argues self-esteem boosting efforts in schools may have increased tolerance but reduced empathy in students.

August 06, 2014

L.A. School Leaders Challenged to Provide One-on-One Support to At-Risk Students

Superintendent John Deasy issued a personal appeal to district leaders to keep tabs on one struggling student at risk of dropping out.

August 04, 2014

Twitter Chat: Supporting LGBT Students in School

Please join us in a Twitter chat Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET to discuss your strategies for supporting LGBT students and the barriers you face.

June 25, 2014

Gratitude Lessons May Help Students with Social, Academic Issues, Study Says

Grateful students are more likely to form positive relationships that can help them face academic and social hurdles, researchers found.

June 09, 2014

Students Counter Anti-Gay Protesters at a Washington High School

Students countered a Westboro Baptist protest outside a Washington, D.C., high school with a rally in support of their LGBTQ community.

April 22, 2014

Guide Promotes 'Personal Opportunity Plans' as Route to Educational Equity

A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

March 20, 2014

California Groups Urge Schools to Spend on Student Support Staff, Not Police

A policy brief urges school districts in California to spend less on school-based police and place more restrictions on how they work in schools.

March 12, 2014

Study Links Responsive Teaching to Academic Gains

A teaching approach that emphasizes fostering students' autonomy and social and emotional skills leads to academic gains, according to a new study.

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