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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

10/21 06:01 am | Is Loyalty Something We Should Care About? | In today's guest post, Steve Constantino provides a great argument in why schools should be creating a brand to build family engagement.<img ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

10/22 05:02 pm | N.J. School Board Upholds Suspensions of Football Coaches Over Hazing Scandal | The Sayreville (N.J.) School District board of education unanimously voted Tuesday evening to uphold the suspension of five football coaches due to a hazing scandal that ...

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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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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
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

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