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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.

January 26, 2015

Emphasis on 'Grit' Is Unfair to Some Students, Critics Say

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

January 13, 2015

Coalition Aims to Help Educators Address Student Grief in Schools

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students launched a website Tuesday that includes free materials to help educators address student bereavement, which can be a barrier to academic engagement.

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

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.

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