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The latest news about student health, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
—Carolyn Kaster/AP

Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts. (December 17, 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

02/01 06:30 am | Do Students Need a Bill of Assessment Rights? | When it comes to assessment there are five areas that students are entitled to, and these are those five areas.

Schooled in Sports Blog

01/29 03:21 pm | Exposure to Tackle Football at Young Age Linked to Later Cognitive Problems | Former NFL players who began playing tackle football at a young age fared worse as adults in multiple facets of cognition compared to those who began playing tackle football ...

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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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February 19, 2013 - Education Week
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
How can schools serve students who struggle with mental-health disorders, Laura C. Murray asks.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Some districts are closing schools in response to high rates of flu-related absenteeism.
January 28, 2013 - Education Week
To learn more about educators’ views on school climate, discipline, and safety, the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center conducted an online survey of teachers and school administrators.
January 4, 2013 - Education Week
A supportive environment can promote student achievement, and stress can be a hindrance, research and experience shows.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts
The killings of 26 elementary school students and staff members add pressure for action on the politically polarizing firearms issue.
December 18, 2012 - Education Week
New definitions for disorders like Asperger's syndrome help determine who gets special education services.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week
Many of the stresses associated with poverty exact a lasting toll on children's health and learning.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
Schools need to do more to encourage athletic participation by all students, Serge Caceres writes.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week

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