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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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Finding Common Ground Blog

05/24 09:10 am | Why School Shootings May Never End in America | Some believe that they can stop school shootings from happening where they are, but unfortunately, we are learning that school shootings are our new normal, and we may not be ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

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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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
Months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, meeting the emotional needs of staff and students alike remains a crucial piece of the school system's recovery effort.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Nearly half of U.S. children experience adversity, but community-school partnerships can make a difference, write Olga Acosta Price and Wendy Ellis.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Putting a gun in the hands of an angry man is a recipe that will only lead to death, writes Patrick O’Connor.
February 22, 2018 – Education Week
In the aftermath of a traumatic event, the conversation often turns to how schools can support students. But teachers need to process their grief, too, argues Samina Hadi-Tabassum.
January 31, 2018 – Teacher
David Cox, the superintendent in western Maryland's Allegany County, says his schools need more resources—such as behavioral specialists—to help support students whose families are impacted by opioids.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Peanut allergies in children have increased 21 percent since 2010, a concern for school officials who must be prepared to counter severe reactions.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
From funneling supplies to helping students get back on their feet emotionally, the island's 40,000-member teachers' union is playing a range of roles in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Congress let the popular Children's Health Insurance Program and a home-visiting program expire at the end of the fiscal year and faces bipartisan pressure to fund them.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week

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