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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.

February 07, 2019

To Encourage Girls in Science, Talk Action, Not Identity

A new study in the journal Psychological Science is the latest in a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher's language that may improve motivation in science, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

January 14, 2019

These Simple Writing Exercises Helped More Low-Income Students Pass Biology

At one time or another, most students feel antsy going into a big test. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests two ways teachers can help students thrive in spite of stress.

January 09, 2019

It's Not Just That Racial Bullying Jumped in Schools After the 2016 Election. It's Where It Did

The highly polarizing 2016 Presidential campaign blitzed the swing state of Virginia. And in the year that followed, a new study in the journal Educational Researcher suggests school bullying problems likewise split along political lines.

January 02, 2019

Scientists to App Developers: Tap Learning Science to Be More Effective

In a new commentary, cognitive researchers call for educational app developers to focus on four areas where cognitive science could improve how apps support learning in the classroom.

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.

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