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Research Roundup, November 14

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School Violence Cuts Learning, But Not GPAs Futurity: Research News

Violent crime in schools adversely affects reading and math scores on standardized tests, but has no influence on GPAs, according to a new study.

Learning in the Way of the Future Virginia Connection Newspapers

Students at Forestville Elementary School were the first to experience the rewards of a new hands-on science program currently being implemented by iSchool for the Future, a nonprofit organization based in Great Falls…A growing body of research indicates that building SEL skills improves academic performance and overall well-being of children.

Will Our Use of Touch-Screen Technology Be Led by Toddlers? Education Week

A recent report entitled Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America, 2013, published by Common Sense Media, indicated that "38% of all children under 2 have used a smartphone, tablet, or similar device for playing games, watching videos, or engaging in related activities; two years ago, 10% had done so"

Schools set to receive safety grant from Dept. of Mental Health New Britain Herald

The city is receiving a financial boost to its efforts in promoting mental, emotional and behavioral health to its students in an effort to create a safe, violence-free environment within schools.

Can We See Reading Comprehension in the Brain? Education Week: Inside School Research

Brain researchers have long studied how students hear and read individual words, but it has proven difficult to parse out what happens when a reader understands a long and difficult passage of text.

District settles federal compliance review The Star

The Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) has reached an agreement with federal authorities to revamp its process for screening students for special education and to bolster teacher training after the U.S. Department of Education found racial disparities.

To see press release from the U.S. Department of Education, click here.

This Research Roundup was compiled by Chanelle Spencer, Research Fellow at NSCC

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