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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

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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Researchers are measuring the impacts of social-emotional learning programs in eight big-city school districts.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
A supportive school environment cultivates healthy relationships by bringing family violence to light, writes Francesca Sternfeld.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act with potential impact on school districts' employee-benefits policies.
March 18, 2015 – Education Week
Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent's death or divorce, and can create problems for children's education and health.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week
The case before the high court asks whether teachers' duty to report suspected child abuse makes them adjuncts of law enforcement when it comes to prosecution.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week
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

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