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The latest news about student health, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
—Carolyn Kaster/AP

Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts. (December 17, 2014)

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

03/29 08:05 am | Leaders: Are Your Teacher Observations Active or Passive? | Too many observations result in passive conversations and very little learning. Principals need to approach observations like an instructional coach, but are they prepared to ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

03/27 07:57 pm | High School Steroid Tests Likely to Get Scrapped in Texas | In 2008, Texas implemented a statewide steroid-testing program that experts believed to be the nation's most comprehensive. Seven years later, that program could be on ...

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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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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act with potential impact on school districts' employee-benefits policies.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
The case before the high court asks whether teachers' duty to report suspected child abuse makes them adjuncts of law enforcement when it comes to prosecution.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, involving subsidies to those in states without their own health-care insurance marketplaces.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent's death or divorce, and can create problems for children's education and health.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
An outbreak of the disease is causing policymakers and public-health officials to revisit why families are allowed to opt out of vaccines required for school attendance.
February 13, 2015 - Education Week
A program that pays for nurses and trained workers to make home visits, intended to change the health and educational trajectories of some of the most vulnerable families, will sunset in March unless Congress acts.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Pediatricians join the Too Small to Fail campaign's push to encourage parents to talk, read, and sing to their infants and toddlers as a key precursor to literacy.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
A coalition of education organizations has developed resources that aim to help educators properly support students dealing with death and loss.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Improving school-community collaboration is one way to help students get the mental-health treatment they need, S. Brock and H.T. Brant say.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week

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