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More schools are banning or limiting the use of withholding recess for punitive reasons as research shows the benefits of playtime for students.
—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

Withholding Recess as Punishment Declines

With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students. (April 14, 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

05/24 08:05 am | Education: What Do We Hope to Prevent? | It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

05/21 03:41 pm | Alabama Coach Concerned About Colleges Manipulating Cost-of-Attendance Figures | University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is concerned about some schools reworking their cost-of-attendance figures to get a leg up in recruiting student-athletes.

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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. Department of Agriculture is eyeing the nutritional content of foods sold in school apart from highly regulated lunches and breakfasts.
April 19, 2013 - Education Week
April 3, 2013 - Education Week
March 25, 2013 - Education Week
Getting adequate sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills in children and teenagers, experts and advocates tell a symposium in Maryland. Pushing back school start times helps ensure that they get enough rest.
March 15, 2013 - Education Week
Character education is on the upswing as research points to its effectiveness and policymakers seek ways to curb improper behavior.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Training can help educators work successfully with students with behavioral problems, Nancy Rappaport writes.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
February 25, 2013 - Education Week
The agency's proposed rules would also limit junk food sold a la carte on school lunch lines.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
February 19, 2013 - Education Week

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