Research + News | Topic: Academic Performance

Experts Say This Is What Children Need To Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic

USA TODAY spoke with experts in child development on how remote school, reduced socialization and increased screen time is affecting kids. Read the article here.

Most Parents Fear Remote Learning Will Lead To Children Falling Behind In School

Will students who are attending school remotely fall behind compared to their peers taking in-person classes? Read the article here.

How To Motivate Teens Struggling With Remote School

Getting boys to engage in virtual instruction doesn’t have to be a battle. Experts offer tips on how to make virtual school more bearable. Read the article here.

Why Writing By Hand Makes Kids Smarter

New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. Read the article here.

What We Overlooked In The Switch To Remote Learning

America’s rapid and urgent transition to online school has come with a host of unforeseen consequences that are only getting worse as it continues into the fall. Read the article here.

Smartphones Are Lowering Student’s Grades, Study Finds

Rutgers study found relying on the internet for homework is hurting long-term retention. Read the article here.

The Downside To Screen Time This Fall

The proposed solutions for school in the fall, while completely understandable and entirely rational, are going to need to be carefully watched and managed. Read the article here.

The 21% Of American Teens Without Reliable Broadband Are Being Left Behind

The president and CEO of the National 4-H Council explains why it’s vital that we ensure all adolescents have access to high-speed internet. Read the article here.

4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven’t Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed

With most schools closed nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic, a national poll of young people ages 13 to 17 suggests distance learning has been far from a universal substitute. Read the article here.

Teenagers Glued To Screens Skipping Meals, Sleep And Homework

Teenagers are skipping meals, sleep and doing their homework to spend more time online, according to a new report which asked young people themselves how their time on the internet affected their lives. Read the article here.