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.
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September 18, 2019
September 04, 2019
America's students want to be civically engaged on everything from immigration to school spending, according to a study of more than 11,000 letters students wrote to the "next U.S. president." The missives show wide variation in how students inform their writing on civic issues.
August 23, 2019
Flipped classrooms have been getting attention as a way for teachers to find more time for activities and individual support during the regular school day, but a new study cautions that the model could trade short-term gains for wider achievement gaps.
July 31, 2019
Stronger teacher collaboration helped prevent students from falling off track at the start of high school, according to a new evaluation of the Building Assets, Reducing Risks program.
July 12, 2019
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
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 29, 2019
Researchers are using art installations at bus stops to spur impromptu science and math lessons for students and parents.
May 28, 2019
New research describes how a teacher's classroom approach can shape whether their students believe their academic skills are fixed at birth or they can grow them through practice and experience.
May 18, 2019
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.
May 10, 2019
Study after study finds students' motivation to learn is often driven by their relationships with their teachers, but a new report suggests many new educators enter the classroom with inconsistent training on what works to spark that drive.