Student Life

Hands holding a girl with a book bag. Girl's feet are roots that are growing into the palms of the hands holding her.
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Student Well-Being Opinion How Students Find Strength Now: An Opinion Project
Students are carving their own paths in the pandemic. Educators and students explore what that means for schools.
September 9, 2020
School Climate & Safety Public Schools Get Creative to Meet Military Children's Needs (Video)
There are more than 1 million children in the U.S. whose parents are active duty military. This video explores some of the ways school leaders can work to meet these students' needs.
Mike Bock, January 30, 2019
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Families & the Community What Can Schools Do to Help Prevent Teen Suicide? (Video)
In this video, Education Week correspondent Lisa Stark joined a panel of experts who answered questions on teen mental health, suicide prevention, and more.
Mike Bock, November 20, 2018
1 min read
School Climate & Safety The Kavanaugh Hearings Are Prompting Educators to Take on Tough Conversations (Video)
Allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have led to unavoidable conversations throughout the nation's schools around consent and consequences. Reporter Evie Blad discusses this issue on PBS NewsHour.
Mike Bock, October 3, 2018
1 min read
School & District Management What's the Path Forward for Puerto Rico's Schools? (Video)
Puerto Rico's school system was struggling long before Hurricane Maria struck a year ago. But the disaster exacerbated deep problems. Now, the system is in the midst of dramatic change.
Mike Bock, September 19, 2018
1 min read
Families & the Community With Opioid Addiction on the Rise, Schools Try to Expand Services for Children (Video)
The number of pregnant women addicted to opioids quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new federal report.
Cat McGrath, August 17, 2018
1 min read
College & Workforce Readiness How Lemonade Stands Are Teaching Kids 21st-Century Business Skills (Video)
Concerned that schools don't notice or nurture business skills, nonprofits are using the humble lemonade stand to foster entrepreneurship.
Mike Bock, August 3, 2018
1 min read
School & District Management Here's What Year-Round Schooling Looks Like (Video)
The traditional school calendar, with its long summer break, is outdated, say supporters of year-round schooling. Nearly 4,000 schools, including those in Holt, Mich., are trying something different.
Mike Bock, August 2, 2018
1 min read
School & District Management Volunteerism Declined Among Young People
High school and college students are less likely to volunteer or give to charity today than they were 15 years ago, an analysis of U.S. Census data finds.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 17, 2018
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Teaching Using French Fries to Teach Consent (And Other Ways Sex Ed. Is Changing)
Some schools are adopting comprehensive sexuality education, which includes discussions on healthy relationships, consent, and preventing violence. See what that looks like in this video segment.
Mike Bock, July 11, 2018
1 min read
School & District Management The Right Equipment to Solve a Playground Problem (Video)
The staff at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Wisconsin had a troubling puzzle: A sudden rise in recess injuries. A new problem-solving initiative helped them get to root of what was going on.
Mike Bock, June 22, 2018
1 min read
School Climate & Safety 9 Things to Know About School Resource Officers (Video)
School resource officers juggle numerous roles: enforcing laws, mentoring students, and providing security to schools. But little is known about this unique law enforcement profession.
Mike Bock, June 7, 2018
1 min read
School Climate & Safety Chicago Students Get a Powerful History Lesson From Activists in Birmingham, Ala. (Video)
Elementary school students from a Chicago charter school journeyed more than 600 miles for a lesson on how children and teenagers changed the course of history in Birmingham--from the people who were there.
Mike Bock, May 18, 2018
1 min read
School Climate & Safety How the 'Little Rock Nine' Are Inspiring Student Activism Today (Video)
Zia Tollette, a student at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., says the history of her school and the Little Rock Nine are strong reminders why it is so important to be engaged in politics.
Mike Bock, May 16, 2018
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