Landmark Harvard study reveals six things that contribute to long, healthy lives
A Harvard Medical School study that tracked 800 people through their entire lives recently revealed six things that made the biggest impact on their happiness, health and longevity.
Students who engage in extra-curricular activities may benefit more than they realize
College surveys show students who engage in extra-curricular activities do better in class, have more friends, and generally enjoy their experience more than those who stick to the sidelines.
Growing opioid epidemic highlights cultural problems plaguing schools, communities
Experts believe the opioid epidemic gripping the United States and Canada will likely only get worse in the foreseeable future, fueled in large part by a breakdown in community and family support systems.
Texas middle-schoolers focus on leadership, service work, and financial responsibility
At Texas’ White Oak Middle School, students are learning about leadership, setting goals, career opportunities, and service work.
Atlanta principals focus on school culture to improve student learning
Principals in Atlanta, Georgia’s low-performing schools are leading a change in school culture they’re hoping to leverage into better academic outcomes for students.
Schools install laundry facilities on campus to combat student absenteeism
Schools across the country are realizing one of the main reasons students are absent from class is because of a lack of clean clothes, so administrators are teaming with Whirlpool and the education group Teach for America to do something about it.
Michaela Weinstein was a freshman when she decided to take action.
The barrage of racist messages at California’s Albany High School – scrawled in hallways and on text books, along with attacks on social media – convinced her the only way to change the situation was through a cultural shift, led by students.
Research shows students’ sense of belonging in schools is critical
A recent report by the Australian Council for Educational Research highlights what many educators have observed themselves: certain students lack a sense of belonging, and it impact their success in school.
TX schools partner with Sandy Hook Promise to launch anonymous bullying reporting app
Students in Houston, Texas schools will soon have new, anonymous ways to report bullying, an effort spawned by a state law focused on fighting bullying online.