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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, with, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, prepare to talk to reporters as the Senate wrestles with health care overhaul.
—Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Four K-12 Issues to Watch in Health-Care Overhaul

Educators are watching a few key topics closely as Congress wrestles with how to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. (July 18, 2017)

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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09/23 07:25 am | District Coaching Not An Option For You? What About Virtual Coaching? | Instructional coaching is an important method of helping any teacher who wants to become better at their craft meet that goal. Unfortunately, there are districts that approach ...

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11/23 01:53 pm | HBO's 'Real Sports' Examines Risks, Safety Efforts in Youth Football | In Tuesday night's episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the safety of youth football came under the microscope.

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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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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 18, 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
Experts on lead exposure are applauding Detroit school officials for shutting off drinking water district-wide after test results showed elevated levels of lead or copper in some buildings.
August 31, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
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
Nearsightedness is on the rise among schoolchildren, but many students have not had the vision screening needed to detect the problem.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
The White House is aiming to cut the money, mostly from unobligated funds, as part of a broader effort to reduce government spending.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
To treat student trauma effectively and heal children’s brains and bodies, doctors and school communities must work together, says pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week

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