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Charlotte Moore, 2, of Crestwood, Mo., is screened by Libby Lutz at Lice Busters, a professional head lice removal company, last week in Richmond Heights, Mo. A new strain of lice resistant to most treatments is causing worries as kids return to school.
—Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP

'Super Lice' Shouldn't Keep Students Out of School, Experts Say

Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments. (September 4, 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

09/04 06:10 am | Leaders: Do Your Teachers Say This About Your Observations? | In a recent survey, 230 teachers answered questions regarding their observations. What they said should inspire leaders to try harder to follow through on the promises they ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

09/03 03:03 pm | Former N.J. Football Players Placed on Probation Following Hazing Scandal | Six former football players from Sayreville War Memorial (N.J.) High School were placed on probation and ordered to each serve 50 hours of community service following a ...

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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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Educators need to be vigilant about bullying and to build positive school cultures to keep students safe and to head off tragedies, Mariam Azin writes.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
In its final rules, the USDA is limiting the fat, salt, sugar, and calories in snacks and vending-machine foods sold in schools.
July 9, 2013 - Education Week
Building a community-schools model around middle school students is making a difference, four leaders of the program write.
June 21, 2013 - Education Week
Elementary school is a good setting for educators to abandon gender stereotypes and labels of their students, writes Sheryl Boris-Schacter.
June 19, 2013 - Education Week
Educators are working to make sure the technologies elementary students are using are appropriate for their age and highly interactive.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
States Pressing Schools to Add 'Intruder' Drills
Proposed mandates for emergency-preparedness drills are gaining traction in many statehouses.
May 21, 2013 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
Researchers now have biological evidence that adolescents really do want to jump off a bridge if their friends are doing it.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
Education Week analyzes nearly 400 bills related to school safety filed in the days, weeks, and months after the deadliest K-12 school shooting in American history.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week
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

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