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Student Brooklyn Richotte sits for a vision screening at Liberty Elementary School in Omaha, Neb., last year. The Child Vision Collaborative examined students’ eyes for free, providing glasses as needed.
—Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP

A Third of Students Need Eye Exams, Study Finds

Nearsightedness is on the rise among schoolchildren, but many students have not had the vision screening needed to detect the problem. (May 29, 2018)

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune.
March 21, 2019 – AP
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Riley Quinn exercises each day as part of her elementary school's "Morning Mile" program, which the principal says makes a huge difference in kids' readiness to learn.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Middle school students in eastern Kentucky have testified before lawmakers that e-cigarettes have become commonplace at their school despite a state law requiring a person to be at least 18 to buy them.
February 27, 2019 – AP
Schools should take the lead in removing the stigma around menstruation, writes 16-year-old Maggie Di Sanza, founder of Bleed Shamelessly.
February 8, 2019 – Education Week
No, consent doesn't just belong in sex ed. class; it needs to start a lot earlier. Sarah D. Sparks looks at the research.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
Studies are finding that, for many young children, afternoon naps are crucial for consolidating memories and learning.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
In the state with the nation’s highest suicide rate, this principal and a school counselor have zeroed in on student mental health.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Social media use among teenagers is skyrocketing, but educators should take a more nuanced view of the benefits and drawbacks, a survey and experts suggest.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Fixing shattered windows, flooded classrooms, and caved-in roofs while not losing sight of Hurricane Florence’s steep human toll is a major challenge for superintendents and other school leaders in North and South Carolina communities hit hard by the storm.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week

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