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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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Increased air pollution threatens students' academic success more than you might think, warns physician and former classroom teacher Kunal Sindhu.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Schools Need Registered Nurses
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Frank DeAngelis, who was the principal of Columbine High School from 1996-2014, talks about the steps he took to heal students and staff in the wake of the school shooting.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
School-based health centers can powerfully expand health-care access and support academic achievement, argue John Jackson and John Schlitt.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
As the Parkland, Fla., community grieves two recent suicides, a new report finds that very few school districts made suicide prevention programs a central focus in their plans to spend $69 million in state funds for mental health.
March 28, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune.
March 21, 2019 – AP
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Riley Quinn exercises each day as part of her elementary school's "Morning Mile" program, which the principal says makes a huge difference in kids' readiness to learn.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Schools should take the lead in removing the stigma around menstruation, writes 16-year-old Maggie Di Sanza, founder of Bleed Shamelessly.
February 8, 2019 – Education Week

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