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February 13, 2019

Want Students to Attend School Every Day? Make Sure They Feel Safe on the Way

Districtwide school choice programs can spread students to campuses far from where they live. A new study suggests school leaders should take a closer look at those commutes.

January 28, 2019

Tighter Home-School Bonds Improve Students' Social and Emotional Skills (as Well as Academics)

Partnering with parents can help students of any age who have trouble with social or mental health issues. But the devil is in the details, finds an analysis of more than 100 studies.

December 18, 2018

Friday Report Cards May Raise Risk of Child Abuse, Says Study

No student is eager to show her parents a less than stellar report card, but a new study suggests bad grades may put some children at risk for physical abuse.

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.

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