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Valerie Wilson, school business administrator for the Newark Public Schools system, speaks at a news conference about recent findings that drinking water in Newark schools have excessive lead levels.
—Julio Cortez/AP

After Flint, New Scrutiny of Schools' Drinking Water

In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water, particularly in urban districts where buildings tend to be older. (March 21, 2016)

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

09/28 09:00 am | Think Online Videos Will Solve Your PD Problem? Think Again. | Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Pinterest, Khan Academy, TeacherTube, Facebook, and Google are existing repositories where educators are already freely sharing ideas and best ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

09/29 04:47 pm | Boys' Soccer Team Cites Religious Beliefs in Refusing to Play Team With Two Girls | A high school boys' soccer team in Mesa, Arizona, opted to forfeit a game because the opposing team had two female players.

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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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Schools in New York state will be required to test their drinking water for lead contamination under a new measure signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
September 6, 2016 – AP
Teachers can play a role in improving mental-health outcomes for students as long as they have the tools to do so, writes Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Teaching doesn't have to be fun to be gratifying, writes high school English teacher Patrick O'Connor.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
The challenges facing the principal profession are more universal than Americans might realize, writes psychologist Robert Evans.
March 30, 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 30, 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 23, 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 24, 2016 – Education Week
Self-care is an essential component of good teaching, not a mark of selfishness, writes educator Christopher Doyle.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A Flint, Mich., teacher weighs in on how the city's water crisis has damaged more than students' health.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week

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