Latest News

Retention leads to discipline problems in other kids

When a student repeats a grade, it can spell trouble for the student's classmates, according to a new study of nearly 80,000 middle-schoolers. Higher numbers of repeaters were linked with higher suspension rates in the school as a whole, and more discipline problems such as substance abuse, fighting and classroom disruption. The study showed that when there were more older and retained students present, discipline problems increased for all subgroups in the study, including black and white students and boys and girls. Two groups saw a particularly large jump in discipline problems: white students and girls of all races.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Education empowers Canadians, but raises risks of overwork, work-family stress

  • Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain

  • Why we need to fund newer blood-thinning agents to prevent strokes

  • Social sensing game detects classroom bullies

  • From architect to social worker: Complex jobs may protect memory and thinking later in life

  • Digging for answers: Gender inequality in archeology?

  • New approach for treating ALS: Re-evaluation of older drugs?

  • Job authority increases depression symptoms in women, decreases them in men

  • Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed: Are there interventions that will help them?

  • What's behind our music tastes? Some common perceptions

  •