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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

02/09 05:30 am | Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches? | Working with an instructional coach doesn't mean that teachers are weak, it actually shows how strong they are because they believe they can always get better.

Schooled in Sports Blog

02/09 05:32 pm | Fla. High School Hires First Female Head Football Coach in State History | Miami Jackson (Fla.) High School made history Monday by hiring the first female head football coach in state history, Lakatriona Brunson.

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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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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state.
February 11, 2016 - AP
A Flint, Mich., teacher weighs in on how the city's water crisis has damaged more than students' health.
February 8, 2016 - Education Week
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink.
February 2, 2016 - AP
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
In Alabama, school officials say they could not abide by a mother's advance directive not to revive her terminally ill son if he goes into cardiac arrest.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
A pair of new laws includes a requirement that students learn about affirmative sexual consent, known as "yes means yes."
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week

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