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

Charlotte Moore, 2, of Crestwood, Mo., is screened by Libby Lutz at Lice Busters, a professional head lice removal company, last week in Richmond Heights, Mo. A new strain of lice resistant to most treatments is causing worries as kids return to school.
—Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP

'Super Lice' Shouldn't Keep Students Out of School, Experts Say

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 4, 2015)

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

06/23 06:30 am | My Bad: Why We Need to Talk About Our Shortcomings | Mistakes, errors, misjudgments...whatever you want to call them are an important part of our learning. In a show called My Bad, we get the opportunity to hear form teachers ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

06/09 04:08 pm | Florida Adopts Limit on Full-Contact High School Football Practices | Beginning this fall, high school football players in Florida will be limited to no more than 80 minutes of live contact in practices per week during the regular season.

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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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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 3, 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 27, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 13, 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 6, 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 6, 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.
December 17, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week

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