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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

05/26 07:15 am | Why Our Feedback Is Backfiring | Not making an impact on the teachers you work with? Maybe your feedback is backfiring.

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05/24 05:13 pm | Pennsylvania to Enact Anti-Hazing Legislation for Secondary Schools | The bill would require all secondary schools to adopt a written anti-hazing policy, distribute it to all coaches, and post it on their websites.

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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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Districts need guidance to develop compassionate but financially sustainable policies on school-meal payment, writes Patricia Montague of the School Nutrition Association.
February 21, 2014 - Education Week
Anti-bullying programs that aren't tied to a greater understanding of emotions and their consequences are not effective, write Marc A. Brackett and Susan E. Rivers.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
A Salt Lake City cafeteria worker's decision to take school lunches away from students with unpaid lunch bills has prompted a call for federal guidance on how to handle students' debts.
February 13, 2014 | Updated: May 1, 2016 - Education Week
The federal agency has made permanent its rules easing restrictions on the amount of grain and protein that school cafeterias are allowed to serve in a week.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Some experts are blaming campaigns to legalize marijuana for rises in the numbers of teenagers who use the drug or view its regular use as harmless.
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
Evidence is growing that late-in-the-day exposure to artificial light from energy-efficient lamps, computers, and other electronic devices can disrupt sleep cycles.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Spurred by the death of a Virginia student, more states are passing laws to allow—and sometimes require—schools to store the lifesaving allergy drug.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
School districts are facing vexing financial and operational questions about how they will comply with the Affordable Care Act, which is leading some school systems to cut employees' work hours.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week

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