Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.
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August 10, 2016
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July 18, 2016
A growth mindset may buffer students from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Stanford researchers concluded after studying test scores and survey results for 168,000 Chilean students.
July 11, 2016
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May 02, 2016
University of Pennsylvania psychology Professor Angela Duckworth released a new book on grit Monday, exploring the depths and misconceptions about her research on persistence and passion.
April 25, 2016
The discussion between students, parents, and U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. came as the U.S. Department of Education announced grants and resources to help educators address the effects of incarceration on students, parents, and their families.
April 04, 2016
A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.
March 30, 2016
A new toolkit, piloted by City Year mentors, includes 12 lessons on how mentors can encourage growth mindset in those they work with.
March 17, 2016
Even well-tested measures of students' non-cognitive and social-emotional skills create unknowns and potential problems when used in high-stakes accountability, a researcher writes.