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Charlotte Moore, 2, of Crestwood, Mo., is screened by Libby Lutz at Lice Busters, a professional head lice removal company, last week in Richmond Heights, Mo. A new strain of lice resistant to most treatments is causing worries as kids return to school.
—Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP

'Super Lice' Shouldn't Keep Students Out of School, Experts Say

Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments. (September 4, 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

05/22 07:35 am | What Should We Expect Preservice Teachers to Know? | Many preservice teachers are just graduating, and a brand new teaching experience awaits them in the fall; and it's one that they will have to negotiate without a net. ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

05/19 07:04 pm | Heisman Trophy Winner Sings Praises of Quality Phys. Ed. | Herschel Walker, the winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy, described physical education as his "saving grace" while growing up.

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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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Colorado schools would be required to allow medical marijuana use under a bill nearing its final vote in the state Legislature.
May 3, 2016 - AP
Teaching doesn't have to be fun to be gratifying, writes high school English teacher Patrick O'Connor.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
The challenges facing the principal profession are more universal than Americans might realize, writes psychologist Robert Evans.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
In oral arguments, the justices appeared sharply divided over whether religious schools must take action if they want to opt out of providing contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water.
March 21, 2016 - Education Week
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether certain faith-based organizations are protected from having to take steps to opt their employees out of contraceptive coverage.
March 17, 2016 - Education Week
New research offers clues on deaf children's language development and on other cognitive disorders, such as autism, in both hearing and nonhearing children.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
Self-care is an essential component of good teaching, not a mark of selfishness, writes educator Christopher Doyle.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
A Flint, Mich., teacher weighs in on how the city's water crisis has damaged more than students' health.
February 8, 2016 - Education Week
A federal emergency was issued over the weekend as city and school officials in Flint, Mich., continued to deal with the fallout from high lead levels in the water supply and the threat the crisis poses to children.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week

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