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Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at a Vape store in Chicago.
—Nam Y. Huh/AP-File

E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies

Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds. (July 29, 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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Schooled in Sports Blog

09/16 03:00 pm | New NFL, NCAA Statistics Paint Scary Picture About Football and Brain Damage | Both the NFL and NCAA recently acknowledged higher rates of long-term brain damage among football players.<br/> <br/> Follow Schooled in Sports on Twitter: ...

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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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Because of their extraordinary access to children and teens, teachers should be trained to pick up signs of mental illness in students, Thomas J. Cottle and Jennifer Greif Green write.
June 20, 2014 - Education Week
For a few districts, the school nutrition rules set to take effect July 1 are just too tough to swallow.
June 11, 2014 - Education Week
International test data show high percentages of American students are in classes where teachers report that sleepiness gets in the way of instruction "some" or "a lot" of the time.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
The death of a student who got sick at a school with no full-time nurse on duty has renewed a nationwide debate over the need for school nurses—even amid budget cuts.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates in Washington are sparring over a congressional proposal to let some schools put off higher nutritional standards for school meals.
May 30, 2014 - Education Week
In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
May 19, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
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

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