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Recommendations released to reduce sedentary time at school
An international report with recommendations designed to counteract school-related sedentary behaviour in children and youth, exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, has been released by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN), in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island and the CHEO Research Institute . The report, International School-Related Sedentary Behaviour Re
Math anxiety predicts the avoidance of effortful study strategies
Previous research suggests that math anxiety, or feelings of apprehension about math, leads individuals to engage in math avoidance behaviors that negatively impact their future math performance. However, much of the research on this topic explores global avoidance behaviors in situations where math can be avoided entirely rather than more localized avoidance behaviors that occur within a mathema
Rising parental expectations linked to perfectionism in college students
Rising parental expectations and criticism are linked to an increase in perfectionism among college students, which can have damaging mental health consequences, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers analyzed data from more than 20,000 American, Canadian and British college students. They found that young people’s perceptions of their parents’
Enrichment program in preschool = reduced levels of psychopathology symptoms moving from middle to secondary school
Objective: Living in poverty increases exposure to adversities that undermine healthy development, impeding growth in the social-emotional and language skills that support adaptive coping and promote mental health. Evidence-based programs have the potential to improve current preschool practice and strengthen these early skills, potentially reducing risk for later psychopathology. The authors of
Pandemic School Closures and Parents' Labor Supply
Hours worked declined for parents without college degrees but not for those with them, and childcare duties fell more heavily on mothers. Two new studies show that school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced parents' labor market activity. They reach different conclusions about which demographic groups were most affected, one concluding that it was parents without colleg
Naptime may bolster early literacy skills among preschoolers
The ability to map letters to sounds is considered an important indicator of early literacy skills. Previous research shows that letter sound mappings in kindergarten is strongly associated with later reading success and some children later diagnosed as dyslexic may show poor letter-sound knowledge in the preschool years. However, there is little known research about the relationship between slee
School Experiences with COVID-19: February 2022
NCES releases the latest round of findings from the School Pulse Panel (SPP). These SPP data examine learning modes, quarantine prevalence, and COVID-19 mitigation strategies within schools. Findings include: Ninety-nine percent of public schools offered in-person learning. Ninety-five percent of public schools returned from winter break with no delays to learning. Seventy-two percent of public s
Study: To help Black students feel safer, schools must embrace their cultural identity
To create a safer learning environment for Black students, schools should turn to culturally relevant and Afrocentric policies and practices that better incorporate their identity in the school culture, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study. The research, published earlier this year in School Psychology International , suggested that practices such as allowing Black students and thei
Evidence on the Effective Design of Free Tuition Programs
Proposed "free college" policies vary widely in design. The simplest approach sets tuition to zero for everyone. More targeted approaches limit free tuition to those who successfully demonstrate need through an application process. This study experimentally tests the effects of these two models on the schooling decisions of low-income students. An unconditional free tuition offer from a large pub

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