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

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

09/28 09:00 am | Think Online Videos Will Solve Your PD Problem? Think Again. | Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Pinterest, Khan Academy, TeacherTube, Facebook, and Google are existing repositories where educators are already freely sharing ideas and best ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

09/19 11:37 am | NFL Announces $100M Safety Initiative With Youth-Football Component | The National Football League's goal is "to equip parents with the best available information to make decisions about their children's participation in football ...

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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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The U.S. Supreme Court to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, involving subsidies to those in states without their own health-care insurance marketplaces.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week
An outbreak of the disease is causing policymakers and public-health officials to revisit why families are allowed to opt out of vaccines required for school attendance.
February 18, 2015 – Education Week
A program that pays for nurses and trained workers to make home visits, intended to change the health and educational trajectories of some of the most vulnerable families, will sunset in March unless Congress acts.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.
January 28, 2015 – Education Week
A coalition of education organizations has developed resources that aim to help educators properly support students dealing with death and loss.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
Pediatricians join the Too Small to Fail campaign's push to encourage parents to talk, read, and sing to their infants and toddlers as a key precursor to literacy.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
Improving school-community collaboration is one way to help students get the mental-health treatment they need, S. Brock and H.T. Brant say.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
The new agenda calls for more research on how students with Down syndrome can experience improved learning and memory and participate more in schooling.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
The "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, federal officials say. That means schools can be reimbursed for more services they provide to low-income students.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week
While it's easy to see how a low-flying jet can impede student learning, quieter classroom sounds can also be disruptive.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week

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