Health

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

The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
—Carolyn Kaster/AP

Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts. (December 17, 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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Finding Common Ground Blog

12/21 08:40 am | Would You Eat These School Lunches? | What does your child's school lunch look like? It's about time we should be saying, "Houston...we have a problem."

Schooled in Sports Blog

12/17 05:36 pm | Chicago Little League Team Accused of Alleged Residency Violations | Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League squad, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series this past summer, is being accused of alleged ...

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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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Removing the eight "health barriers to learning" can make all the difference in the academic success of children living in poverty, Irwin Redlener argues.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
New efforts are looking to help both children and their parents get a leg up and a better education.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Community connections forged during the civil rights era have helped sustain Head Start as a powerful presence for generations of Mississippians.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Fifty years after the War on Poverty, child hunger persists, despite deepened understanding of the problem and growing efforts to eradicate it.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
The ambitious early-childhood program launched in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty is going through dramatic—and sometimes painful—changes, while continuing to pursue its mission.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned.
July 21, 2014 - Education Week
Schools and districts now have until Aug. 31 to opt for a new federal provision that allows them to serve free meals to all students.
June 30, 2014 - Education Week
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