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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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The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine.
January 16, 2019 – AP
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
The danger of traumatic brain injury is too great to square football with the goals of education, write two professors.
September 11, 2018 – Education Week
Between all-nighters, overworked school counselors, and academic stress, students aren’t getting the support they need, writes Gabrielle Weber.
August 16, 2018 – Education Week
Some educators say a growing number of students are using tiny devices, called Juuls, to clandestinely inhale flavored nicotine vapor at school. In some schools, principals are offering cessation programs and other supports to help students quit.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
What can we do for students facing chronic poverty and other challenges? A lot more than we’re doing now, writes Tyrone C. Howard.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week

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