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

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at a Vape store in Chicago.
—Nam Y. Huh/AP-File

E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies

Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds. (July 29, 2014)

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

08/21 07:16 am | School Leaders: Don't Succumb to the Myths of Using Social Media | In this guest post, school leaders Vicki Day and Lisa Meade write about the benefits of using social media for school leaders...a population that often avoid it like the ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

08/21 05:31 pm | Little League Sensation Mo'ne Davis Taking Sports World by Storm | This week, 13-year-old female pitcher Mo'ne Davis became the first Little Leaguer to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.<br/> <br/> Follow Schooled in ...

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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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Lead-Exposure Problems Spotlighted in Detroit
One new study draws attention to the large numbers of Detroit children who have been exposed to lead, and suggests ways schools can help those who struggle academically.
September 24, 2012 - Education Week
Educators should rethink classroom-management practices that end up punishing students for showing their emotions, Luke Reynolds writes.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week
School leaders may not be able to control the demands of their jobs, but they can control the level of their stress, write Kirsten Olson and Valerie Brown.
June 29, 2012 - Education Week
Researchers say children's play is becoming more creative—even as the time to do it shrinks.
June 26, 2012 - Education Week
Title IX is most often associated with school sports, but the gender-equity law applies to many aspects of schooling.
June 12, 2012 - Education Week
June 5, 2012 - Education Week
Commentary
Eat Your Math
Like the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, math instruction requires a balanced and measured approach, writes Robert Kaplinsky.
June 5, 2012 - Education Week
The high school day should start later for public health and learning reasons, Terra Ziporyn Snider says.
May 15, 2012 - Education Week
“We’re liberating bake sales,” Senate President Therese Murray proclaimed , “It’s so silly. Imagine banning bake sales? It’s bureaucracy gone a little crazy.”
May 11, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Recommendations include appointing new federal staff members to shepherd school health efforts and undoing Medicaid red tape so schools can be reimbursed for health services.
May 11, 2012 | Updated: May 15, 2012 - Education Week

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