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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

02/18 08:30 am | What is the Biggest Barrier to Achieving Instructional Leadership? | Many assistant principals are leaders who hope to one day move into the principalship. However, when asked what the biggest barrier is for assistant principals, their answer ...

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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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
Amid efforts to recover from Hurricane Maria, school "should be ... where the community can come together and deal with these issues," said the principal of a K-8 school that hosted a read-aloud activity.
October 10, 2017 – Education Week
The renowned chef and restaurant magnate is teaming up with Puerto Rico's education agency to organize school-based cooks around the island to prepare as much food as possible for people in need.
October 10, 2017 – Education Week
Though still closed to students, schools in many storm-ravaged parts of Puerto Rico serve as key staging areas for relief efforts, including food preparation and shelter.
October 9, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers in the coastal city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, have been cleaning up their high school in hopes of welcoming back students later this month.
October 9, 2017 – Education Week

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