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

Custodial workers clean inside Schrade Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, last week. The parents of four students at two Rowlett-area schools were aboard a plane with healthcare worker, Amber Joy Vinson, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus and traveled on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas.
—Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News/AP

Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

A handful of school districts have taken aggressive steps in response to potential Ebola exposure, but public health officials and infectious disease specialists are urging more minor precautionary measures to address the virus threat. (October 22, 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

11/23 08:05 am | Monologue Or Dialogue: How Do You Lead? | Ignoring the voices of the people we work with, especially the ones who do not agree with us, means we are missing out on better ideas because of the collective power of the ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/19 03:32 pm | N.J. Football Coach Not Reinstated to Teaching Position Following Hazing Scandal | Four other coaches were reinstated following the alleged hazing scandal, in which seven students were charged with sex crimes against teammates.

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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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New definitions for disorders like Asperger's syndrome help determine who gets special education services.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week
Many of the stresses associated with poverty exact a lasting toll on children's health and learning.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
Schools need to do more to encourage athletic participation by all students, Serge Caceres writes.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
Some students are balking at the healthier lunches they are getting this year under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Every school should create a suicide-prevention task force to head off tragedies, Genevieve LaFleur and Scott Poland write.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Should healthy students have access to the growing variety of chemicals that can boost attention, memory, concentration, and other abilities related to academic performance?
October 19, 2012 | Updated: November 19, 2012 - Education Week
Schools need to create and support communities of trust to foster honesty in their students, Eugene Bratek writes.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
Studies Link Students' Boredom to Stress
Students may say a teacher's lesson is boring, a researcher says, when frustration is really what they feel.
October 9, 2012 - Education Week
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

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