About 1 out of every 3 students say they were bullied during the 2017-18 school year, compared with 1 out of 4 the school year prior, according to the nonprofit YouthTruth Student Survey. They polled 160,000 students in 27 states and found slight differences in reports about bullying among white and black students.
Suspending students in elementary school could affect their behavior and lead to more suspensions in middle school, and even in high school, according to a study by researchers at Louisiana State University. "If a student is suspended, then they lose instruction time and they are more likely to be disengaged in school," lead author Mi-Youn Yang said.
Collaboration and teacher-led decisions about the curriculum are helping students in an Oregon school district rise to the challenge of a tougher math curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The district's math teachers say the key is to get students talking about math in class.
Hundreds of high-schoolers in a Mississippi district are earning college credits through a free dual-enrollment program with Meridian Community College. Students have the option of taking general-education or career-technical classes without having to pay for the courses.
Juniors and seniors from one Wisconsin high school are partnering with the League of Women Voters for a registration drive to mark National Voter Registration Day. The students are part of a project-based, high-school program in which they earn credit for efforts in social studies and English and leadership.
Fifty-nine percent of Generation Z -- those ages 14 to 23 -- say they prefer learning via YouTube over traditional textbooks, according to a poll by Pearson Education. They polled 2,500 people between ages 14 and 40 and found that only 47% of Generation Z students preferred textbooks, compared with 60% of millennials.
Some schools in Cape Cod, Mass., are hiring addiction counselors to support students who have family members with addiction problems. The counselors also help teachers offer appropriate support for these students.
National Board Certified Teachers Amy Schwartzbach-Kang and Edward Kang engage students in science, technology, engineering and math using zombies. Lessons include studying regions of the brain and using math to determine whether people could visit various locations for supplies and make it back to safety before the arrival of the zombies.
Students' math scores could improve if their teachers have high-quality, trained mentors, according to a study by SRI Education. Researchers looked at outcomes in five districts and compared students whose teachers participated in the New Teacher Center's mentoring program and those whose teachers participated in a traditional teacher-induction program.
The study of a novel about overcoming childhood trauma has inspired a group of students to organize a service-learning project to help the homeless. The seventh-graders who attend an Illinois alternative school for students with behavioral challenges recently cooked and served hot dogs and other food to homeless individuals.
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