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September 18, 2019

Advice on Choosing a 'Brain Training' Program for Students

The hype around methods for boosting the brain's executive functions often outstrips the still-emerging research, but a new report offers ways education leaders can evaluate programs.

August 01, 2019

High School Naps May Boost Learning for Sleep-Deprived Teenagers

Naps have long been shown to benefit younger students, but new findings in the journal Nature add to growing evidence that they can boost memory for older students as well.

July 12, 2019

Students Move Further Down School-to-Prison Pipeline With Every School Suspension

Being suspended from school can be a "turning point" for students, significantly increasing the odds that they will commit crimes as adults, according to a study in the journal Justice Quarterly.

June 24, 2019

Helping Teenagers Feel 'Connected' to School Yields Benefits 20 Years Later

A massive new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that helping students feel connected at school and at home pays off in better mental health and fewer risky behaviors like drug use and promiscuity, even decades later.

May 18, 2019

How to Turn Adolescence From a 'Missed Opportunity' to a Foundation for Learning

A new report by the National Academies of Science suggests supports or inequities in adolescence are particularly likely to "get under the skin" of teenagers.

April 06, 2019

School Changes Can Help Keep Students in Class, Out of Foster System

Schools need to address more than physical mobility to improve attendance among foster students, finds new research at the American Educational Research Association meeting.

March 14, 2019

Less Costly, More Equitable Bus Routes Possible, But Lack Political Will, Study Finds

"School start time is not only about busing. ... It's about the life of parents. It's about the health of teenagers, and it's about equity in the system," notes an MIT researcher.

March 12, 2019

Older Kids' Messages Can Make the Move to Middle School Less Daunting

A forthcoming study finds that beginning middle schoolers benefit from two 15-minute writing exercises to boost their sense of social and academic belonging.

March 01, 2019

We've Never Found So Many Homeless Students Before. That's Bad and Good

A new report provides the clearest picture to date of how many homeless students are graduating in each state.

February 26, 2019

As Young Women Head to School and Work, More Men 'Disconnect'

A new nationwide survey finds that, compared to 50 years ago, fewer women are missing from schools and the workplace. That's not the case for young men.

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