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9/30/2016

High-school students who participate in classroom exercises focused on the idea that people can change may be better able to cope with stress, according to a study published in Psychological Science. Data from two small-scale trials show students taking part in such exercises reported lower stress levels.

9/30/2016

Outside weather conditions may affect exam pass rates, according to a working paper that considers how pass rates related to weather trends for nearly 1 million New York City students over 13 years. Data show failure rates increased to almost 11% on 90-degree days, compared with 72-degree days.

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9/30/2016

In Washington, D.C., 69% of high-school seniors graduated on time this year -- up five points from the previous year, data show. Virginia also reported a rise in the number of high-school students graduating in four years -- up from 90.5% last year to 91.3% this year.

9/30/2016

The US Supreme Court announced Thursday it would consider the educational benefit for students receiving services from schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This will be the first time since 1982 that the Supreme Court has addressed the mandate for free, appropriate public education.

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9/30/2016

The method used to fund education savings accounts in Nevada is unconstitutional, according to the state Supreme Court. The ruling places a permanent injunction against the school-choice law, which passed last year.

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9/30/2016

School and classroom redesigns can help give students more agency and a sense of community, rather than emphasize control and compliance, veteran educator and education consultant Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. He highlights a first-grade classroom as one example.

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9/30/2016

Students enrolled in a California school's new aviation class experience the cockpit, yoke and other flight controls virtually. Students will move to hands-on flight experience at the end of the year.

9/30/2016

Data from the National Center for Education Statistics show 31% of college students applying for financial aid in 2011-12 have two to three characteristics that categorize them as nontraditional students, while 26% had no such characteristics. Researchers say that means colleges and universities need more policies to serve the needs of the changing student body.

9/30/2016

Networking is key to any career trajectory but can be difficult to manage, said Kelly Hoey, an investor at Laconia Capital. During Inspirefest 2016, Hogan shared her three-step process for using networking to boost your career opportunities.

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9/30/2016

An Illinois high school this winter will complete a greenhouse for its agriculture classes. School officials say students will have access to research opportunities and could use the greenhouse to grow and sell plants.