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

More schools are banning or limiting the use of withholding recess for punitive reasons as research shows the benefits of playtime for students.
—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

Withholding Recess as Punishment Declines

With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students. (April 14, 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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Finding Common Ground Blog

05/24 08:05 am | Education: What Do We Hope to Prevent? | It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

05/21 03:41 pm | Alabama Coach Concerned About Colleges Manipulating Cost-of-Attendance Figures | University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is concerned about some schools reworking their cost-of-attendance figures to get a leg up in recruiting student-athletes.

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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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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
Missing school can have a lasting, negative impact on student achievement, write Hedy Chang, John Gomperts, and Leslie Boissiere.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
States and districts are integrating student-wellness data into the school-level reports they share with the public.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Education data crunchers are seeking an alternative to the current yardstick—the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
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

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