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

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

09/22 07:00 am | Why Do Students Think They Have to Be Perfect? | Why do students believe they have to be perfect. It doesn't necessarily come from within. It may be pushed on them from the adults around them.

Schooled in Sports Blog

09/19 11:37 am | NFL Announces $100M Safety Initiative With Youth-Football Component | The National Football League's goal is "to equip parents with the best available information to make decisions about their children's participation in football ...

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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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Teachers need training to help students transition back to school after psychiatric illness, writes Laura C. Murray.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
English/language arts teacher Nancy Barile offers 10 pieces of advice on how to relax this summer.
June 15, 2015 – Teacher (Web)
Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
Researchers are measuring the impacts of social-emotional learning programs in eight big-city school districts.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
A supportive school environment cultivates healthy relationships by bringing family violence to light, writes Francesca Sternfeld.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act with potential impact on school districts' employee-benefits policies.
March 18, 2015 – Education Week
Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent's death or divorce, and can create problems for children's education and health.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week
The case before the high court asks whether teachers' duty to report suspected child abuse makes them adjuncts of law enforcement when it comes to prosecution.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week

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