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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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12/12 12:01 am | Students Who Can Manage Their Emotions Do Better in School, Large Scale Study Finds | The findings of a meta-analysis are likely to help bolster the case that schools that invest in teaching social-emotional skills to students will get a payoff in higher ...

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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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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
No, consent doesn't just belong in sex ed. class; it needs to start a lot earlier. Sarah D. Sparks looks at the research.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
Studies are finding that, for many young children, afternoon naps are crucial for consolidating memories and learning.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
In the state with the nation’s highest suicide rate, this principal and a school counselor have zeroed in on student mental health.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Social media use among teenagers is skyrocketing, but educators should take a more nuanced view of the benefits and drawbacks, a survey and experts suggest.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Fixing shattered windows, flooded classrooms, and caved-in roofs while not losing sight of Hurricane Florence’s steep human toll is a major challenge for superintendents and other school leaders in North and South Carolina communities hit hard by the storm.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The danger of traumatic brain injury is too great to square football with the goals of education, write two professors.
September 11, 2018 – Education Week
Between all-nighters, overworked school counselors, and academic stress, students aren’t getting the support they need, writes Gabrielle Weber.
August 16, 2018 – Education Week

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