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Valerie Wilson, school business administrator for the Newark Public Schools system, speaks at a news conference about recent findings that drinking water in Newark schools have excessive lead levels.
—Julio Cortez/AP

After Flint, New Scrutiny of Schools' Drinking Water

In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water, particularly in urban districts where buildings tend to be older. (March 21, 2016)

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

09/28 09:00 am | Think Online Videos Will Solve Your PD Problem? Think Again. | Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Pinterest, Khan Academy, TeacherTube, Facebook, and Google are existing repositories where educators are already freely sharing ideas and best ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

09/29 04:47 pm | Boys' Soccer Team Cites Religious Beliefs in Refusing to Play Team With Two Girls | A high school boys' soccer team in Mesa, Arizona, opted to forfeit a game because the opposing team had two female players.

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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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If approved, the new federal regulations would limit displays of product logos on vending machines, scoreboards, lunchroom posters, and menu boards on school campuses.
March 5, 2014 – Education Week
Districts need guidance to develop compassionate but financially sustainable policies on school-meal payment, writes Patricia Montague of the School Nutrition Association.
March 5, 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 19, 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 19, 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 15, 2014 – Education Week
January 15, 2014 – Education Week
January 15, 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 8, 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 11, 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 30, 2013 – Education Week

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