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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, with, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, prepare to talk to reporters as the Senate wrestles with health care overhaul.
—Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Four K-12 Issues to Watch in Health-Care Overhaul

Educators are watching a few key topics closely as Congress wrestles with how to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. (July 18, 2017)

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

07/13 06:40 am | Time for My Blogging Exit. Finding Common Ground Enters a New Chapter. | Finding Common Ground has always been more than a blog, it has been a community of learners. After writing the Finding Common Ground blog for over 6 years, it is time for ...

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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Physical activity is an important aspect of children’s development, writes Marwa Abdelbary. Teachers should incorporate movement in the classroom to strengthen their students’ cognitive skills and physical health.
August 8, 2017 – Teacher
How can educators infuse passion and creativity into an increasingly data-driven education system? One long-time teacher has some guidance.
August 4, 2017 – Education Week
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation immediately banning the use of e-cigarettes at all public and private schools statewide.
July 26, 2017 – AP
Educators are watching a few key topics closely as Congress wrestles with how to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
July 11, 2017 – Education Week
Schools facing reports of student-on-student sexual assault long have been warned by the courts about potential monetary liabilities. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has offered schools guidance on how to prevent and respond to such attacks.
May 22, 2017 – AP
An Education Week Research Center analysis finds that 1 in 100 special education students was physically restrained or placed in seclusion from classmates in 2013-14.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Abstinence-only "garbage" fails to prepare kids for positive sexual encounters and relationships, says Peggy Orenstein in a Commentary Q&A.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted by other students in high schools, junior highs, and even elementary schools—a hidden horror educators have long been warned not to ignore.
May 1, 2017 – Education Week
Four brain-fitness interventions are helping students come to school ready to learn, writes researcher Nancy Grasmick.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week

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