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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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10/23 07:05 am | 5 Reasons Principals Should Be Coached | If coaching is beneficial to teachers, it should be beneficial to principals as well, and there are at least five reasons why.

Schooled in Sports Blog

10/18 10:33 am | NBA Unveils Rest, Participation Guidelines for Youth-Basketball Players | The National Basketball Association and USA Basketball unveiled guidelines aimed at reducing burnout and overuse injuries in youth basketball players.

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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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A Flint, Mich., teacher weighs in on how the city's water crisis has damaged more than students' health.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A federal emergency was issued over the weekend as city and school officials in Flint, Mich., continued to deal with the fallout from high lead levels in the water supply and the threat the crisis poses to children.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
In Alabama, school officials say they could not abide by a mother's advance directive not to revive her terminally ill son if he goes into cardiac arrest.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
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 28, 2015 – Education Week
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
A pair of new laws includes a requirement that students learn about affirmative sexual consent, known as "yes means yes."
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
September 23, 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 9, 2015 – Education Week
August 26, 2015 – Education Week

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