In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.


Parents and community groups join forces in Providence, R.I., to reduce chronic absenteeism; 32 percent of students missed at least a month of school in 2011.


Having two babies so young makes it difficult for young women to attend school, get jobs, and deliver healthy babies.


In an Education Week chat earlier today, author Kelley King discussed how schools can address the gender gap in both achievement and discipline.


A school safety task force convened by the National Rifle Association recommends that schools either hire armed security officers or arm selected school employees to improve school safety.


A new study of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program finds that it succeeds in getting kids to eat more fresh produce.


Teenagers who have difficulty making and maintaining healthy friendships with peers at age 13 continue to struggle with relationships long after high school, according to new longitudinal research.


A new study of children in the United Kingdom shows that neither television nor video-game exposure determines a child's prosocial tendencies.


One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.


The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that actions by drug-sniffing dogs constitute a search of property.


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