Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

IMAGE: Benefits of peer support programs at schools view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — An estimated one in five teenagers has symptoms of a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. […]

The best rulers for home, office, and school

Be precise every time. (William Warby via Unsplash/) Whether you need a basic set for school or a more advanced set for professional designing – it is clear that rulers are an important tool that you don’t outgrow. It may be surprising just how many options you have when it comes to the simple ruler. […]

Mailman School experts contribute to new Lancet report on health and climate change

December 4, 2020 — Unless we take urgent action to tackle climate change, we can expect an ever-hotter world that threatens global health, disrupts lives and livelihoods and overwhelms healthcare systems, according to The Lancet‘s Global Countdown on Health and Climate Change, a comprehensive global analysis tracking the impact of climate change on human health […]

Teacher quality scores change depending on students, school — ScienceDaily

School districts across the U.S. are increasingly using student test scores to rate the effectiveness of teachers, but a new Portland State University study found that the scores have less to do with individual teachers and more to do with their students and schools. Dara Shifrer, the study’s author and assistant professor of sociology at […]

Teacher quality scores change depending on students, school, study finds

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain School districts across the U.S. are increasingly using student test scores to rate the effectiveness of teachers, but a new Portland State University study found that the scores have less to do with individual teachers and more to do with their students and the schools. The study looked at the value-added […]

Malaria-preventive drugs dramatically reduce infections in school children — ScienceDaily

With nearly half of the world’s population at risk for life-threatening malaria infections, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers and their colleagues identified an important public health measure to control the disease. Use of preventive antimalarial treatments reduces by half the number of malaria infections among schoolchildren, according to a new analysis published […]

Why school bullying prevention programs that involve peers may be harmful to victims

School bullying has been identified as harmful to students’ mental health. Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of bullying prevention programs, finding mixed results in general and no benefits overall for secondary school students. Looking at the specific components of bullying prevention programs helps to explain the complicated pattern: Unlike intensive programs that include parent […]

Only 7% of US school districts in poorer, ethnic minority populations to reopen this fall

US schools in poor districts with large non-white student populations are less likely to reopen fully this academic year, according to a major new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of School Choice. The data suggests race and deprivation are significant factors influencing education decisions during the pandemic. The findings are based on an analysis […]

When school is home and home is school, which rules prevail?

Toys that look like weapons. Barefoot students. Disruptive imagery in the background. Pets roaming the room. All a clear violation of rules inside most American classrooms. But that was when most American students were actually inside schools. How do standards like these translate when everyone is logging on from home? Schools are struggling to figure […]