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Valerie Wilson, school business administrator for the Newark Public Schools system, speaks at a news conference about recent findings that drinking water in Newark schools have excessive lead levels.
—Julio Cortez/AP

After Flint, New Scrutiny of Schools' Drinking Water

In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water, particularly in urban districts where buildings tend to be older. (March 21, 2016)

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

07/13 06:40 am | Time for My Blogging Exit. Finding Common Ground Enters a New Chapter. | Finding Common Ground has always been more than a blog, it has been a community of learners. After writing the Finding Common Ground blog for over 6 years, it is time for ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/23 01:53 pm | HBO's 'Real Sports' Examines Risks, Safety Efforts in Youth Football | In Tuesday night's episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the safety of youth football came under the microscope.

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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 brain's response to trauma and unpredictable stress has critical implications for student learning, explains researcher Bruce Perry.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Proven strategies for managing stress help both students and adults within a school community, writes former superintendent Terry Grier.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Effective systems of student-trauma support can be replicated from one district to another, writes Superintendent Tiffany Anderson.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Adolescent-brain-science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers can play a role in improving mental-health outcomes for students as long as they have the tools to do so, writes Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Teaching doesn't have to be fun to be gratifying, writes high school English teacher Patrick O'Connor.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
The challenges facing the principal profession are more universal than Americans might realize, writes psychologist Robert Evans.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
In oral arguments, the justices appeared sharply divided over whether religious schools must take action if they want to opt out of providing contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water.
March 21, 2016 – Education Week
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether certain faith-based organizations are protected from having to take steps to opt their employees out of contraceptive coverage.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

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