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Schools statewide are feeling the impact, but it’s especially acute for districts in the Central Valley, where farm jobs are drying up with the water.
—Matt Black

In Drought's Firm Grip, California Schools Try to Cope

Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard. (June 8, 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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07/07 08:15 am | Summer School: No News Is Bad News | CNN's student programming ended for the Summer on June 5th. Does that mean there is nothing for children to learn all Summer?

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07/03 03:18 pm | Oregon Becomes First State to Mandate Coach Enrollment in Heads Up Football | Beginning in 2016, all high school football coaches in Oregon will be required to enroll in USA Football's Heads Up Football program, which aims to make football safer by ...

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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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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
April 3, 2013 - Education Week
March 25, 2013 - Education Week
Getting adequate sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills in children and teenagers, experts and advocates tell a symposium in Maryland. Pushing back school start times helps ensure that they get enough rest.
March 15, 2013 - Education Week
Character education is on the upswing as research points to its effectiveness and policymakers seek ways to curb improper behavior.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Training can help educators work successfully with students with behavioral problems, Nancy Rappaport writes.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week

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