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Custodial workers clean inside Schrade Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, last week. The parents of four students at two Rowlett-area schools were aboard a plane with healthcare worker, Amber Joy Vinson, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus and traveled on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas.
—Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News/AP

Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

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)

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

11/23 08:05 am | Monologue Or Dialogue: How Do You Lead? | Ignoring the voices of the people we work with, especially the ones who do not agree with us, means we are missing out on better ideas because of the collective power of the ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/19 03:32 pm | N.J. Football Coach Not Reinstated to Teaching Position Following Hazing Scandal | Four other coaches were reinstated following the alleged hazing scandal, in which seven students were charged with sex crimes against teammates.

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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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International test data show high percentages of American students are in classes where teachers report that sleepiness gets in the way of instruction "some" or "a lot" of the time.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
The death of a student who got sick at a school with no full-time nurse on duty has renewed a nationwide debate over the need for school nurses—even amid budget cuts.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates in Washington are sparring over a congressional proposal to let some schools put off higher nutritional standards for school meals.
May 30, 2014 - Education Week
In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
May 19, 2014 - Education Week
Amid a resurgence in childhood diseases, some states are rethinking provisions that once allowed parents to exempt their children from school vaccine requirements for personal reasons.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Sex-education classes are often taught by health teachers who have little training in the subject or how to teach it, say standards developers.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
March 24, 2014 - Education Week
If approved, the new federal regulations would limit displays of product logos on vending machines, scoreboards, lunchroom posters, and menu boards on school campuses.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week
After a long career in the hospitality industry, Bertrand Weber has developed the recipe for creating cachet around school lunches and making them healthier for students.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week

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