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

Four-year-old Holly Ann Haley braces for a vaccine at her doctor's office in Berlin, Vt. The state recently revised the personal exemption process for vaccines.
—Toby Talbot/AP-File

States Tightening Loopholes in School Vaccine Laws

Amid a resurgence in childhood diseases, some states are rethinking provisions that once allowed parents to exempt their children from school vaccine requirements for personal reasons. (May 13, 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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07/24 09:11 am | School Climate: The Issue May Be You | Have a problem with your school climate? Maybe the issue is you.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/FindingCommonGround/~4/IHwougNxgPY" height="1" width="1"/>

Schooled in Sports Blog

07/24 01:04 pm | Survey: Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles | In just one year, the number of teens who report using synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled, according the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. ...

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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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Sex-education classes are often taught by health teachers who have little training in the subject or how to teach it, say standards developers.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
March 24, 2014 - Education Week
If approved, the new federal regulations would limit displays of product logos on vending machines, scoreboards, lunchroom posters, and menu boards on school campuses.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week
After a long career in the hospitality industry, Bertrand Weber has developed the recipe for creating cachet around school lunches and making them healthier for students.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
In Kent, Wash., Mary Newell has rolled out several strategies to help students manage their health problems and make the most of their time in the classroom.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Districts need guidance to develop compassionate but financially sustainable policies on school-meal payment, writes Patricia Montague of the School Nutrition Association.
February 21, 2014 - Education Week
Anti-bullying programs that aren't tied to a greater understanding of emotions and their consequences are not effective, write Marc A. Brackett and Susan E. Rivers.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
A Salt Lake City cafeteria worker's decision to take school lunches away from students with unpaid lunch bills has prompted a call for federal guidance on how to handle students' debts.
February 13, 2014 | Updated: February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The federal agency has made permanent its rules easing restrictions on the amount of grain and protein that school cafeterias are allowed to serve in a week.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
January 14, 2014 - Education Week

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