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

Four-year-old Holly Ann Haley braces for a vaccine at her doctor's office in Berlin, Vt. The state recently revised the personal exemption process for vaccines.
—Toby Talbot/AP-File

States Tightening Loopholes in School Vaccine Laws

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)

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

07/28 09:11 am | Would Your Students Come to School If They Didn't Have to? | At the Visible Learning International Conference, school leader Sarah Martin posed the question Would your students show up to school if they didn't have to? In our present ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

07/28 11:06 am | New Calif. Law Restricts Full-Contact Youth-Football Practices | The law prohibits school districts, charter schools, and private schools from holding more than two full-contact football practices per week during the preseason and regular ...

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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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January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Some experts are blaming campaigns to legalize marijuana for rises in the numbers of teenagers who use the drug or view its regular use as harmless.
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
Evidence is growing that late-in-the-day exposure to artificial light from energy-efficient lamps, computers, and other electronic devices can disrupt sleep cycles.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Spurred by the death of a Virginia student, more states are passing laws to allow—and sometimes require—schools to store the lifesaving allergy drug.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
School districts are facing vexing financial and operational questions about how they will comply with the Affordable Care Act, which is leading some school systems to cut employees' work hours.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
A three-year contract between Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp., and Columbus Regional Health will dispatch four athletic trainers to schools in the 11,300-student Columbus, Ind., district.
October 15, 2013 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's new "community eligibility" option for federal school meals programs may be generating some data-collection difficulties for federal and state education education programs in participating states.
October 2, 2013 - Education Week
A new school-meals-eligibility option is proving popular with high-poverty schools, and is boosting participation in lunch and breakfast programs, two anti-poverty groups find.
October 2, 2013 - Education Week
Developers of some school climate reform models say their programs are often bypassed in favor of strategies promoted by a federally funded technical-assistance center.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
Siblings of students with disabilities are 60 percent more likely to drop out of school than students without such brothers or sisters, a new study says.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week

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