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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

04/26 07:25 am | 5 Strategies Leaders Can Use to Stay Out of the Weeds | Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/23 01:53 pm | HBO's 'Real Sports' Examines Risks, Safety Efforts in Youth Football | In Tuesday night's episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the safety of youth football came under the microscope.

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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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October 21, 2015 – Education Week
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
A pair of new laws includes a requirement that students learn about affirmative sexual consent, known as "yes means yes."
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week
Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
With changing attitudes about recreational marijuana, state officials are renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
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

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