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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

08/28 08:15 am | Why Can't Instructional Coaches Reinvent Themselves? | We always tell students to learn from their mistakes but it seems that we don't give the same courtesy to instructional coaches. Why is that? Here are five steps coaches ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

08/26 11:42 am | Hazing Allegations Lead High School to Forfeit Two Football Games | With a majority of its varsity football team under investigation for alleged hazing, an Indiana high school was forced to forfeit its first two football games because it ...

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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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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
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week

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