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

Custodial workers clean inside Schrade Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, last week. The parents of four students at two Rowlett-area schools were aboard a plane with healthcare worker, Amber Joy Vinson, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus and traveled on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas.
—Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News/AP

Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

A handful of school districts have taken aggressive steps in response to potential Ebola exposure, but public health officials and infectious disease specialists are urging more minor precautionary measures to address the virus threat. (October 22, 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

11/25 06:00 am | Is It Time to Disconnect? | Educators are running in numerous different directions, doing more with less. With that comes an opportunity cost. It's time to disconnect.

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/26 02:32 pm | NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson Donates $550,000 to 12 Schools | Last week, six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was in the spirit of giving.

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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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New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
Beyond Ebola, U.S. schools can take precautions to promote good health, says public-health official Dr. Georges Benjamin.
November 3, 2014 - Education Week
While there are widely held beliefs about the "profile" of a student shooter, acts of school violence have been carried out by attackers of all races, ages, disciplinary histories, and family backgrounds.
October 30, 2014 - Education Week
The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.
October 29, 2014 - AP
A handful of school districts have taken aggressive steps in response to potential Ebola exposure, but public health officials and infectious disease specialists are urging more minor precautionary measures to address the virus threat.
October 22, 2014 | Updated: October 28, 2014 - Education Week
Three federal surveys will add questions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students to help provide a clearer picture of their experiences in school.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
An effort to reach a common definition of bullying for research purposes could lead to more evidence-based solutions for schools.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Missing school can have a lasting, negative impact on student achievement, write Hedy Chang, John Gomperts, and Leslie Boissiere.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
States and districts are integrating student-wellness data into the school-level reports they share with the public.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Education data crunchers are seeking an alternative to the current yardstick—the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week

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