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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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While most schools don’t have the luxury of scheduling more leisurely lunch periods, there are some strategies they can use to make even a 20-minute lunch period run more smoothly, and ideally, give students what they need most: enough time to eat.
October 15, 2019 – Education Week
When schools cram lunch into 25 or 30 minutes, that often leaves students too little time to eat a full meal. Some are finding ways to balance more time to eat with the pressures of instructional time.
October 14, 2019 – Education Week
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead.
October 10, 2019 – AP
The Francis Howell School District claims e-cigarette maker Juul Labs has harmed its students through deceptive marketing and misconduct, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court.
October 8, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
A pair of board resolutions in Kansas put the e-cigarette industry on notice at a time when schools are grappling with rampant use of their products by students.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Students shouldn't have to leave school to get serious about climate change, writes Eben Bein. We have the power to change that.
October 1, 2019 – Education Week
Schools using trauma-sensitive approaches are becoming more mindful of—and guarding against—the emotional burnout of teachers.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
We should have one nimble education system that serves all students, writes Colorado educator Steve Sandoval.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Three ongoing lawsuits make the case that schools have a responsibility to consider and mitigate the effects of students' personal traumas on their learning.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
The children exposed to high levels of lead-laced drinking water from Michigan's Flint River are entering schools now and the school system is straining to meet their special education needs.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week

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