Research on the impact of compassion in school settings.

Student success is enhanced by environments where acts of compassion thrive. Discover what research suggests is possible with the power of compassion.

Students' Experiences in Middle School

Middle school is probably one of the most difficult times in a student's life... and the most feared by parents. The middle grade years are like a roller coaster for everybody involved: teenagers, parents and educators. Early adolescents experience physical changes, strong emotions, and the need for social connection and recognition; questioning authority and searching...

Social Emotional Learning, Brain Research, and Healthy Classrooms

The implementation of "social emotional learning" is a method for developing the skills of emotional intelligence. Why is this important, and how can it be achieved? Healthy classroom environments depend on the creation of a classroom culture that allows children to develop emotional intelligence competencies.

The States Where LGBT Teens Face The Most Harassment

It's not easy to be a gay adolescent in America. According to data from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's 2013 National School Climate survey, which was released in November, large percentages of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students across the country experience physical assault as well as physical and verbal harassment in school.

New Study Of LGBT Youth Reveals Some Harrowing Statistics

(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are more likely to be bullied and victimized throughout elementary and high school than heterosexual students, according to new research. "Bullying in general - as has been reported by others - decreases as kids go through school, but the disparity does not," said Dr. Mark Schuster, the lead author of a research letter published in The New England Journal of Medicine.