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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

07/13 06:40 am | Time for My Blogging Exit. Finding Common Ground Enters a New Chapter. | Finding Common Ground has always been more than a blog, it has been a community of learners. After writing the Finding Common Ground blog for over 6 years, it is time for ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

11/23 01:53 pm | HBO's 'Real Sports' Examines Risks, Safety Efforts in Youth Football | In Tuesday night's episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the safety of youth football came under the microscope.

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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 and districts now have until Aug. 31 to opt for a new federal provision that allows them to serve free meals to all students.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Because of their extraordinary access to children and teens, teachers should be trained to pick up signs of mental illness in students, Thomas J. Cottle and Jennifer Greif Green write.
June 20, 2014 – Education Week
For a few districts, the school nutrition rules set to take effect July 1 are just too tough to swallow.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
International test data show high percentages of American students are in classes where teachers report that sleepiness gets in the way of instruction "some" or "a lot" of the time.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
Advocates in Washington are sparring over a congressional proposal to let some schools put off higher nutritional standards for school meals.
June 4, 2014 – Education Week
The death of a student who got sick at a school with no full-time nurse on duty has renewed a nationwide debate over the need for school nurses—even amid budget cuts.
June 4, 2014 – Education Week
In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
Amid a resurgence in childhood diseases, some states are rethinking provisions that once allowed parents to exempt their children from school vaccine requirements for personal reasons.
May 14, 2014 – Education Week
Sex-education classes are often taught by health teachers who have little training in the subject or how to teach it, say standards developers.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week

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