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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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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
With reports of dozens of cases of teens and young adults hospitalized with breathing problems and lung damage in recent weeks, potentially linked to vaping, school leaders across the country are starting the new academic year even more anxious about what they see as an "epidemic" among students.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
With little research to guide them and a growing sense of urgency, schools are working to create learning environments for students in stress. Read what they're doing.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers say knowing how to help students who struggle outside of school is a major challenge as they take on teaching social-emotional learning, according to an Education Week Research Center survey.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Nobody likes "lunch shaming," but school nutrition directors say the issue of overdrawn school lunch accounts is more complicated than many realize—and poverty's not always the culprit.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Three new studies show that a web of factors appear to influence how often black and Hispanic children are identified for special education compared to similar white peers.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week

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