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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.

May 15, 2013

Teachers Endorse Social-Emotional Lessons; But Subject Lacks Priority

A majority of teachers say it's very important for schools to work on developing students' social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.

April 30, 2013

School Discipline Survey Finds Challenges in Making Changes

Many school districts are changing codes of conduct to limit the use of out-of-school suspension and expulsion, but resources needed to make those changes are often limited.

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