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Charlotte Moore, 2, of Crestwood, Mo., is screened by Libby Lutz at Lice Busters, a professional head lice removal company, last week in Richmond Heights, Mo. A new strain of lice resistant to most treatments is causing worries as kids return to school.
—Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP

'Super Lice' Shouldn't Keep Students Out of School, Experts Say

Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments. (September 4, 2015)

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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10/08 06:00 pm | 5 Questions to Ask a CEO Before a District Take-Over | Youngstown used to be a boomtown, and now politicians see it as broken. In a few weeks the school district may be handed over to a CEO. Here are 5 questions to ask them before ...

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10/08 01:23 pm | Two More Fatalities Reported Among High School Football Players | Less than two weeks after a high school quarterback in New Jersey died after suffering a lacerated spleen during a game, two more high school football players have died, ...

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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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It's time for school districts to adopt policies that promote the well-being of teachers and other employees, Anastasia Snelling and Maura Stevenson write.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
Educators need to be vigilant about bullying and to build positive school cultures to keep students safe and to head off tragedies, Mariam Azin writes.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
In its final rules, the USDA is limiting the fat, salt, sugar, and calories in snacks and vending-machine foods sold in schools.
July 9, 2013 - Education Week
Building a community-schools model around middle school students is making a difference, four leaders of the program write.
June 21, 2013 - Education Week
Elementary school is a good setting for educators to abandon gender stereotypes and labels of their students, writes Sheryl Boris-Schacter.
June 19, 2013 - Education Week
Educators are working to make sure the technologies elementary students are using are appropriate for their age and highly interactive.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
States Pressing Schools to Add 'Intruder' Drills
Proposed mandates for emergency-preparedness drills are gaining traction in many statehouses.
May 21, 2013 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
Researchers now have biological evidence that adolescents really do want to jump off a bridge if their friends are doing it.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
Education Week analyzes nearly 400 bills related to school safety filed in the days, weeks, and months after the deadliest K-12 school shooting in American history.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is eyeing the nutritional content of foods sold in school apart from highly regulated lunches and breakfasts.
April 19, 2013 - Education Week

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