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

The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
—Carolyn Kaster/AP

Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

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)

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

03/25 04:00 pm | Unwrapping the Standards: A Simple Way to Deconstruct Learning Outcomes | In the 2nd in a series of guest posts by Larry Ainsworth, he helps teachers unlock the standards.

Schooled in Sports Blog

03/25 01:33 pm | N.Y. School District Drops 'Redskins' Mascot Following Opponents' Boycotts | Last week, the board of education of an upstate New York school district unanimously elected to immediately retire its "Redskins" team name amidst ongoing concerns ...

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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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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
How can schools serve students who struggle with mental-health disorders, Laura C. Murray asks.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Some districts are closing schools in response to high rates of flu-related absenteeism.
January 28, 2013 - Education Week

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