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

Charlotte Moore, 2, of Crestwood, Mo., is screened by Libby Lutz at Lice Busters, a professional head lice removal company, last week in Richmond Heights, Mo. A new strain of lice resistant to most treatments is causing worries as kids return to school.
—Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP

'Super Lice' Shouldn't Keep Students Out of School, Experts Say

Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments. (September 4, 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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Finding Common Ground Blog

02/07 05:00 am | Scaling Collaborative Inquiry: Professional Learning for Educators | Collaborative inquiry holds the potential to do that by calling each individual in education to raise within themselves a truer sense of leader and learner.

Schooled in Sports Blog

02/03 09:33 am | EdWeek Commentary Blasts NCAA's Academic Influence on High Schools | The author of a recent Education Week Commentary took aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's influence over high schools' academic offerings.

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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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With changing attitudes about recreational marijuana, state officials are renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers need training to help students transition back to school after psychiatric illness, writes Laura C. Murray.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
English/language arts teacher Nancy Barile offers 10 pieces of advice on how to relax this summer.
June 16, 2015 - Teacher (Web)
Researchers are measuring the impacts of social-emotional learning programs in eight big-city school districts.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
A supportive school environment cultivates healthy relationships by bringing family violence to light, writes Francesca Sternfeld.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act with potential impact on school districts' employee-benefits policies.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week

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