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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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New findings suggest a link between sleep problems and ADHD. Will they intensify debates over school start times?
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A new analysis of gun violence data reveals there's one city that far and away leads the country in its rate of shootings among young people under 18—Wilmington, Del.
September 8, 2017 – AP
Most of the CDC recommendations for fixing "epidemic levels" of gun violence in Wilmington, Del., remain unfulfilled even as shootings continue to claim young lives.
September 8, 2017 – AP
Federal rules known as “smart snacks in schools” set stricter standards for foods that schools participating in the National School Lunch Program sell throughout the day.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Attorneys for local and state school officials say they agree that some Flint schoolchildren exposed to lead will require special education services. But they argued in federal court that a lawsuit to force them to provide those services isn't the answer.
August 24, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
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
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

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