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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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04/28 05:25 am | 3 Questions to Guide Your Use of Student Feedback | Survey says! 3 questions to help guide your use of student feedback.

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04/28 05:01 pm | Wisconsin Law Requires CPR Training in School Health Classes | Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker his signed a bill mandating CPR training in every school health course between grades seven and 12 by the 2017-2018 school year.

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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 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 27, 2015 - Education Week
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
A pair of new laws includes a requirement that students learn about affirmative sexual consent, known as "yes means yes."
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
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)

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