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A visitor checks in at a pop-up monkeypox vaccination site at the West Hollywood Library on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif. The City of West Hollywood is working with public health officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in responding to the monkeypox outbreak.
A visitor checks in at a pop-up monkeypox vaccination site in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Student Well-Being The Monkeypox Outbreak: What School Leaders Need to Know
Officials have declared monkeypox a public health emergency, but school leaders shouldn't panic, experts say.
Evie Blad, August 5, 2022
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A partially unzipped backpack contains a face mask, pencils, scissors, and hand sanitizer for the return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Student Well-Being As Students Head Back to School, COVID Protocols Wane
Many districts have dropped one of the most visible and contentious responses to the virus: mandatory universal masking.
Evie Blad, August 4, 2022
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Student Well-Being Schools Must Protect Pregnant Students. Proposed Federal Rules Would Spell Out How
The U.S. Department of Education's proposed Title IX rules clarify the rights of pregnant and parenting students and employees.
Libby Stanford, August 1, 2022
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School & District Management From Our Research Center Survey Shows Extent of Long COVID in Schools
Lingering symptoms of the virus are among the challenges school communities confront in recovering from the pandemic.
Evie Blad, July 26, 2022
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School & District Management Schools Are Ditching COVID Leave Policies, Even as the Virus Surges Again
Numerous districts in recent months have abandoned policies preventing employees from draining sick time for COVID absences.
Mark Lieberman, July 26, 2022
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Unrecognizable female mental health professional holding pen and note pad while listening to teenage patient discussing issues.
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Student Well-Being After Abortion Ruling, School Nurses See Tough Conversations Ahead
Many teenage students turn to school nurses for questions about their sexuality. Will the Dobbs decision change that?
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, July 7, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion Practical Steps for Educators in a Post-‘Roe’ World
As abortion rights are rolled back, students need comprehensive sex ed. and contraceptive access, write three experts on adolescent health.
Terrinieka W. Powell, Beth Marshall & McKane Sharff, July 6, 2022
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Group of diverse 8-10-year-olds sitting in a window sill looking at their cellphones.
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Student Well-Being What Is the Right Age for a Kid to Get a Cellphone?
Children are acquiring them at younger and younger ages.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, June 28, 2022
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Packaging for an electronic cigarette and menthol pods from Juul Labs, in Pembroke Pines, Fla., pictured on Feb. 25, 2020.
Packaging for an electronic cigarette and menthol pods from Juul Labs, in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
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Student Well-Being FDA Ban on Juul E-Cigarettes Draws Praise From Youth Vaping Opponents
More than 100 school systems have sued Juul and other e-cigarette makers.
Denisa R. Superville, June 23, 2022
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says Are Children Getting to Bed on Time? Here's What New Data Show
A CDC study finds that more than 1 in 4 children in poverty don't have set bedtimes on school nights.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 23, 2022
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Students from PS 11 Elementary School participate in art projects and interactive activities, during an after-school outdoor program held in the High Line park in New York, NY, October 21, 2020.
Students from PS 11 Elementary School participate in art projects and interactive activities during an after-school outdoor program in New York City in 2020. Many schools are opting for outdoor classes and other-low cost measures to maintain healthy air quality during the pandemic.
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School & District Management Schools Prefer Cheaper Ventilation Options to Curb COVID: Why They Should Consider Upgrading
Most schools are opening windows and hosting class outdoors rather than investing in costlier, more-effective measures.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, June 23, 2022
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Illustration of a young boy holding his hands against his temples with his eyes close. Clouds and virus pathogens circling around him.
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Student Well-Being Thousands of Students Will Face Long COVID. Schools Need to Plan Now
The issue is not yet on most educators' radar screens, but should be.
Catherine Gewertz, June 20, 2022
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says COVID Linked to Dramatic Increase in Children's Risk of Mental Health Problems
Kids may show less-severe COVID-19 symptoms than adults, but a new study suggests it may triple their risk of mental illness.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 9, 2022
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says COVID Vaccination Rates for Kids Are Stalling. What It Means for Schools
What's a school to do when just 1 in 3 elementary students are on track to be fully vaccinated by the end of the school year?
Sarah D. Sparks, May 24, 2022
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