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December 04, 2018

Breaking the Link Between Parents' Math Anxiety and Students' Progress

Out-of-school family time around math may help children succeed even when their parents dread the subject, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

November 21, 2018

Preschool Lessons in Fairness May Last a Long Time, Study Finds

In a new follow-up to the landmark Abecedarian preschool study, researchers find adults who experienced high-quality early education are fairer in social situations.

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.

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 26, 2018

Leveraging 'Open Windows' and 'Doulas' to Boost Education Outcomes for Young Families

While young teen parents are on the decline, a new study finds more educational supports are needed for older teenagers and young adults with children.

September 20, 2018

Is It Better for Young Children to 'Be' or 'Do'?

If you want young children to stick to a tough task, framing it as a positive part of their identity may motivate them at first, but may backfire when they run into challenges.

September 18, 2018

Time Lost to Suspensions Adds Up Fast for California Students

Even short suspensions can add up to big losses of instruction, particularly for students of color and special education students, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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 23, 2018

Can Buddy Reading With a Bot Help Struggling Students?

A new study in the journal Science Robotics suggests social robots can join the ranks of successful study buddies.

August 07, 2018

The 'Brain' in Growth Mindset: Does Teaching Students Neuroscience Help?

Brain science explanations might help boost growth mindset, a new study finds, but the students and subject matter.

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