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

Schools statewide are feeling the impact, but it’s especially acute for districts in the Central Valley, where farm jobs are drying up with the water.
—Matt Black

In Drought's Firm Grip, California Schools Try to Cope

Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard. (June 8, 2015)

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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08/02 07:32 am | What Are the 'Big 4' In Teaching and Learning Observations? | Observations on teaching and learning are one of the most important places for principals and teachers to create a partnership, but it doesn't always happen. For ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

07/30 12:02 pm | Comedy Duo Imagines World in Which Teachers Are Treated Like Athletes | The stars of the Comedy Central sketch show "Key & Peele" ask an important question: Why don't teachers get the same level of glory as professional ...

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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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Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent's death or divorce, and can create problems for children's education and health.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
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
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
A coalition of education organizations has developed resources that aim to help educators properly support students dealing with death and loss.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Improving school-community collaboration is one way to help students get the mental-health treatment they need, S. Brock and H.T. Brant say.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
The new agenda calls for more research on how students with Down syndrome can experience improved learning and memory and participate more in schooling.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
The "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, federal officials say. That means schools can be reimbursed for more services they provide to low-income students.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
While it's easy to see how a low-flying jet can impede student learning, quieter classroom sounds can also be disruptive.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week

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