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Valerie Wilson, school business administrator for the Newark Public Schools system, speaks at a news conference about recent findings that drinking water in Newark schools have excessive lead levels.
—Julio Cortez/AP

After Flint, New Scrutiny of Schools' Drinking Water

In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water, particularly in urban districts where buildings tend to be older. (March 21, 2016)

Spotlight on the Flu and Schools

When fears of the H1N1 flu were in the air, schools were under more pressure than ever to get their crisis management plans in good order—and quickly, which is the focus of this Spotlight.

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Finding Common Ground Blog

04/30 08:05 am | Does Your Coach Have Credibility? | Some leaders only focus on what to fix outward and never spend enough time looking inward to see what needs fixing first. Coaching can help that. A coach can help that, but in ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/23 01:53 pm | HBO's 'Real Sports' Examines Risks, Safety Efforts in Youth Football | In Tuesday night's episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the safety of youth football came under the microscope.

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When Cyberbullying Spills Into School
Much of students' social lives outside school takes place online, but bullying in cyberworld can have just as much of an impact as traditional face-to-face bullying.

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Four brain-fitness interventions are helping students come to school ready to learn, writes researcher Nancy Grasmick.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Scrapping or significantly revamping the Affordable Care Act—a Republican priority—could affect everything from student mental-health services to the hiring of substitute teachers.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education is a major backer of a company claiming its neurofeedback technology can "fix" autism and ADHD.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
The most recent federal data show an increase for the fourth year in a row in the number of special education students, driven by a rise in those with autism or "other health impairments."
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
The brain's response to trauma and unpredictable stress has critical implications for student learning, explains researcher Bruce Perry.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Proven strategies for managing stress help both students and adults within a school community, writes former superintendent Terry Grier.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Effective systems of student-trauma support can be replicated from one district to another, writes Superintendent Tiffany Anderson.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Adolescent-brain-science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers can play a role in improving mental-health outcomes for students as long as they have the tools to do so, writes Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Teaching doesn't have to be fun to be gratifying, writes high school English teacher Patrick O'Connor.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week

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