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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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06/29 11:38 am | How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for School Reopenings | In this first of three videos, two school nurses discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has upended their profession.

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Judy LoBianco: Recognized for Leadership in Student Wellness
As the honcho for student wellness in the South Orange-Maplewood school district in New Jersey, Judy LoBianco is changing what schools do to educate students about their physical health. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.

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Teachers, parents, and school leaders themselves will all need support during and after the coronavirus pandemic, write Phyllis L. Fagell and Joshua P. Starr.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
In this moment of loss, the coronavirus pandemic offers four opportunities to demand the rebirth of public education, writes Amy Stuart Wells.
May 8, 2020 – Education Week
Students and adults in the school community will all need more support when schools reopen, writes the head of the National Association of School Psychologists.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
If budget cuts force pink slips, many districts leaders may be able to protect their most effective teachers, especially in schools where turnover is high.
May 5, 2020 – Education Week
It's worth remembering how far we've come on educating students with disabilities, writes Nebraska's education commissioner Matthew L. Blomstedt.
May 5, 2020 – Education Week
There are six areas of key work ahead, write John P. Bailey and Frederick M. Hess.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
Keeping up with students’ growing mental-health needs was a concern for districts long before the pandemic began. It’s even harder now, educators and psychologists say.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
Injustice in our education system was normalized long before the pandemic, writes Bettina L. Love. Now is the time to radically dream for a better future.
April 30, 2020 – Education Week
People want to spring into action to help, but moving thoughtfully ends up saving time, writes a veteran of Katrina.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week

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