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

Schools statewide are feeling the impact, but it’s especially acute for districts in the Central Valley, where farm jobs are drying up with the water.
—Matt Black

In Drought's Firm Grip, California Schools Try to Cope

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 8, 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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08/31 06:55 am | Is Motivation a Major Factor in Test Scores? | Do tests reflect what students know...or their motivation and test taking skills?

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08/26 09:58 am | Tracking Students' BMI May Have No Effect on Student Health, Suggests Study | Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.

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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 new agenda calls for more research on how students with Down syndrome can experience improved learning and memory and participate more in schooling.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
The "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, federal officials say. That means schools can be reimbursed for more services they provide to low-income students.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
While it's easy to see how a low-flying jet can impede student learning, quieter classroom sounds can also be disruptive.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
Beyond Ebola, U.S. schools can take precautions to promote good health, says public-health official Dr. Georges Benjamin.
November 3, 2014 - Education Week
While there are widely held beliefs about the "profile" of a student shooter, acts of school violence have been carried out by attackers of all races, ages, disciplinary histories, and family backgrounds.
October 30, 2014 - Education Week
A handful of school districts have taken aggressive steps in response to potential Ebola exposure, but public health officials and infectious disease specialists are urging more minor precautionary measures to address the virus threat.
October 22, 2014 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
Three federal surveys will add questions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students to help provide a clearer picture of their experiences in school.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
An effort to reach a common definition of bullying for research purposes could lead to more evidence-based solutions for schools.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week

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