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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

03/24 08:45 am | Have School Leaders Become Too Enabled? | We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the answer before they ...

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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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
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 20, 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 11, 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 28, 2015 – Education Week

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