Health

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

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

11/28 08:10 am | Fostering Literacy In One Fell Stroke... | Literacy Coach Lisa Dolan, today's guest blogger, learned a lot more about the power of literacy when her 7 year old son suffered a stroke.

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/28 10:19 am | Pa. Football Coach Dismissed Due to Players' Alleged Hazing | Central Bucks (Pa.) High School West head football coach Brian Hensel will not return as the school's coach next season due to "allegations of improper conduct" ...

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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.

PD Sourcebook

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Physical Education / Health

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In Kent, Wash., Mary Newell has rolled out several strategies to help students manage their health problems and make the most of their time in the classroom.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Districts need guidance to develop compassionate but financially sustainable policies on school-meal payment, writes Patricia Montague of the School Nutrition Association.
February 21, 2014 - Education Week
Anti-bullying programs that aren't tied to a greater understanding of emotions and their consequences are not effective, write Marc A. Brackett and Susan E. Rivers.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
A Salt Lake City cafeteria worker's decision to take school lunches away from students with unpaid lunch bills has prompted a call for federal guidance on how to handle students' debts.
February 13, 2014 | Updated: February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The federal agency has made permanent its rules easing restrictions on the amount of grain and protein that school cafeterias are allowed to serve in a week.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
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

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