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December 03, 2013

Could Changes in School Culture Make U.S. Schools More Competitive?

A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.

November 20, 2013

N.Y.C.'s Efforts to Reduce Absences Also Boosted Grades, Study Finds

A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.

October 05, 2013

Who Cares About At-Risk Students?

A new documentary follows troubled teenager Kelsey Carroll on her difficult road to graduation, and the help that schools can offer even in the toughest situations.

September 05, 2013

Step One: Social-Emotional Learning. Step Two: Academic Success

Benefits of programs to improve students' social-emotional skills and strengthen relationships with teachers are seen in middle school.

August 14, 2013

Should Students Who Test Well Be Rewarded?

At least a few parents don't like one Louisiana school's reward system for students who do well on the state assessment.

August 02, 2013

Alabama Unveils New Student Re-Engagement Plan

The "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports for Alabama Students" design document focuses on prevention and early intervention, shifting the focus away from reactionary measures.

July 11, 2013

Well-Behaved Students and Engaged Students Aren't the Same Thing

While educators often focus on class behavior as a measure of student engagement, a new study finds subtler facets of engagement can be harder to flag but just as critical for their long-term academic success.

May 29, 2013

School Lunch Programs Expand Around the World

Some countries invest in school meals even though the cost can be 50 percent of the annual budget for educating a child.

May 16, 2013

Los Angeles Schools Ban Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In one step toward reforming school discipline practices, Los Angeles schools will no longer be able to suspend students for the vague reason of "willful defiance."

May 15, 2013

New Weapon Found for Fighting Violence in Chicago: Math

A new initiative that combines math tutoring with violence-prevention programming will serve up to 1,000 youth in Chicago this fall.

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