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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

10/30 05:20 pm | Comfortable Learning Environment: Soften the Blow of Accountability? | In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

10/29 11:32 am | Marysville-Pilchuck H.S. Football Team Practices at Seattle Seahawks Facility | As the Marysville, Wash., community attempts to heal following a tragic school shooting this past Friday, the Marysville-Pilchuck (Wash.) High School football team is also ...

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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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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
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

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