Up to two-thirds of students experience ‘ninth grade shock,’ which can affect everything from grades to mental health.
While transitioning to the ninth grade can be stressful for many students, teaching students to be more optimistic can better enable them to cope with the challenges, research psychologists argue.
Studying can be made easier by removing distractions and spacing study out over a couple months.
It can be hard to get into a study groove, but removing distractions, getting enough sleep, self-testing, spacing out your study and creating memory aids can help students succeed.
Their hormones mean they still need zzz’s even when they’re already supposed to be in homeroom.
Teenagers aren't just lazy. Their sleep hormones aren't calibrated to let them get up and go until later in the morning – which has academic and health consequences when school starts too early.
Specialized training is becoming more and more important to financial success in today’s labor market.
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As technology and the labor market rapidly evolve, so too does the value of a high school diploma. Despite the changes, one thing remains true: Education is still the cornerstone of career success.
Starting a new school can be stressful. But as a parent, you can help.
School can always be stressful, but starting high school for the first time comes with its own fears and anxieties. Here's some simple advice for parents to help their freshmen navigate the new year.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Obama visits students during a coding event at the White House.
President Obama wants every student to learn computer science. Are separate computing classes the only way to do this?
Classrooms should be full of discussion.
Students reach the middle years of high school with poor vocabularies and unable to work with language in sophisticated ways.
How much emphasis should we place on ATAR scores?
The ATAR is being used less and less as the sole measure that universities use to select students. It's time to question its value and the pressure it puts on students in year 12.
Doomed to fail?
Only 1% of adolescent friendships last the distance - but could our schools be the real root of the problem?
Negative stereotypes hamper the success of black males in STEM fields.
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Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.
PARCC could improve learning through personalized instruction.
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As senators begin revising No Child Left Behind, a new standardized test, PARCC, is being adopted by states to help prepare students enter college.