1. Students meditating at Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School in San Francisco.

    When a troubled school taught students Transcendental Meditation, suspensions dropped and attendance and students’ grade point averages rose.


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    When homework means arguments and leaves parents feeling helpless, it affects more than just students.


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    So-called math-anxious parents who provided frequent help on homework actually hurt their children by passing on their anxiety, a study found.


    CreditJohn Hersey

    Parents often worry that technology interferes with a child’s ability to finish homework, but a number of new tech tools are helping students do their homework faster.


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    Getting a good grade doesn’t mean you retained the information. In his book, Benedict Carey offers better ways than cramming for you to hold on to knowledge.

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    Many parents undoubtedly think they are doing the best for their children by having them bring lunch from home instead of eating the lunches served in school. But recent studies clearly prove them wrong.

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    Requiring children to select a fruit or vegetable as part of the school lunch program has not resulted in more consumption of fruits and vegetables.

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    As we ask children to function in school, academically and socially, fatigue can affect their achievement and behavior.

    We all know that there are times when even a child who isn’t feeling 100 percent needs to grab the backpack and go.

    A teacher’s insights from asking students to finish the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”

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