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November 14, 2018

Three Ways Schools Can Help Students Leaving Foster Care Land on Their Feet

Senior year transitions can be tough: finalizing credits, applying for colleges, considering jobs—and, if students are in the foster care system, it can mean becoming suddenly homeless and without family support. Here's how schools can keep the transition from derailing students' education.

November 12, 2018

Make One Change to Parent Outreach, and Study Finds Fewer Students Fail Classes

School and district leaders may be overlooking small tweaks in their outreach that can yield huge increases in parent engagement and student achievement.

November 05, 2018

Sounding an Alarm: Background Noise Can Hurt Student Achievement

A new study suggests high background noise in schools can significantly distract some students during testing time.

November 02, 2018

Backpacks Can Stress Your Students' Spines More Than Previously Thought

A new study finds a typical student hunching under a backpack could put significantly more stress on their backs than the weight itself.

October 01, 2018

Control, Predictability Can Help Counter Students' Trauma, Research Finds

At the International Mind-Brain Education Conference, cognitive researcher Sarah Watamura argues for a new approach to educating students who have experienced trauma.

September 24, 2018

Here Are 3 Good-News Statistics on Children's Well-Being

The latest annual report of federal data on child health and well-being finds some positive signs for U.S. children.

September 17, 2018

Walter Mischel, 'Marshmallow Test' Researcher, Dies

Mischel's landmark research on self-control helped shape the modern school approach to social-emotional learning and student motivation.

August 21, 2018

The Secret to a More Active Recess? Get the Adults Involved, Research Says

Extending recess may encourage students to be more physically active throughout the period, a new study finds.

August 08, 2018

Does Driver's Ed. Need a Tune Up? Teens' Crash Risk Rises Right After Licensing

Getting a first driver's license is seen as a major milestone in teenagers' independence, but a new study suggests students' practice driving may not be preparing them for the risks of that freedom.

July 31, 2018

Gifted Education Researcher James Webb Dies

Webb studied the social and emotional and special education issues in gifted education.

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