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The latest news about student health, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
—Carolyn Kaster/AP

Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts. (December 17, 2014)

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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03/01 09:40 am | Using SOLO Taxonomy to Increase Leadership Impact? | Teacher observations are incredibly important but are usually filled with pomp and circumstance and are more concerned about getting it done instead of getting it done right. ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

02/25 06:13 pm | Tenn. Girls' Basketball Teams Punished for Allegedly Trying to Throw Game | The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association removed two schools from the state's high school girls' basketball postseason Monday for intentionally trying to ...

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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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The case before the high court asks whether teachers' duty to report suspected child abuse makes them adjuncts of law enforcement when it comes to prosecution.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, involving subsidies to those in states without their own health-care insurance marketplaces.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent’s death or divorce.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Much of the attention in the measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements, but less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: teachers and staff members, who in general are not required to be vaccinated.
February 17, 2015 - AP
An outbreak of the disease is causing policymakers and public-health officials to revisit why families are allowed to opt out of vaccines required for school attendance.
February 13, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to school fundraisers, bake-sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions, and sales of healthier treats are in.
February 11, 2015 - AP
California lawmakers proposed legislation Wednesday that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions.
February 5, 2015 - AP
A program that pays for nurses and trained workers to make home visits, intended to change the health and educational trajectories of some of the most vulnerable families, will sunset in March unless Congress acts.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Pediatricians join the Too Small to Fail campaign's push to encourage parents to talk, read, and sing to their infants and toddlers as a key precursor to literacy.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week

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