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Schools statewide are feeling the impact, but it’s especially acute for districts in the Central Valley, where farm jobs are drying up with the water.
—Matt Black

In Drought's Firm Grip, California Schools Try to Cope

Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard. (June 8, 2015)

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

08/28 06:10 am | You Know What Really 'Sucks' About School? | A mother remarked that it "sucks" that her daughter has to start school a day earlier than last year instead of getting one more day of summer. What actually ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

08/26 09:58 am | Tracking Students' BMI May Have No Effect on Student Health, Suggests Study | Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.

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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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With changing attitudes about recreational marijuana, state officials are renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers need training to help students transition back to school after psychiatric illness, writes Laura C. Murray.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
July 29, 2015 - AP
English/language arts teacher Nancy Barile offers 10 pieces of advice on how to relax this summer.
June 16, 2015 - Teacher (Web)
Researchers are measuring the impacts of social-emotional learning programs in eight big-city school districts.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard.
June 8, 2015 - Education Week
A supportive school environment cultivates healthy relationships by bringing family violence to light, writes Francesca Sternfeld.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week

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