Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.


Pakistan School Attack: More Than 140 Dead, Many Others Wounded

Taliban militants attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan Tuesday, killing more than 130 children and 10 staff and wounding many others.


Washers, Dryers Are Unexpected Tools for Engaging Students in High-Poverty District

One of Education Week's Leaders to Learn From helps students in her high-poverty district learn by offering them access to a food pantry and a place to clean their clothes.


Families of Newtown Victims Sue Maker, Seller of Gun Used in Shootings

Nine victims' families and one survivor of the December 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., sued the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the gun used in the attack.


Newtown, Two Years Later: A Storify Collection

In this Storify, Education Week reflects on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


Police Restraint of 9-Year-Old Student Was Not Excessive Force, Court Rules

The court says an officer's use of a "twist-lock" to restrain a boy suspected of stealing a school iPad did not violate the Constitution.


Two Years After Shootings, Newtown Works to Heal as Nation Looks for Lessons

It's been two years since the deadliest K-12 school shooting in U.S. history, and the event continues to inform conversations about mental health, school climate, and student well-being.


Spending Bill Stops Short of Creating Full Waivers From School Nutrition Rules

The proposed omnibus appropriations bill would allow for wiggle room on a few heightened nutrition standards for school meals.


Students Protest Garner, Brown Outcomes by Not Saying Pledge of Allegiance

Students across the country are refusing to stand or recite the Pledge of Allegiance in protest against the recent killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.


Nutrition Advocate Leaves White House as School Lunch Battle Gets Reheated

Let's Move director and school lunch regulations advocate Sam Kass is leaving and Congress considers restricting the rules' application through language in a budget deal.


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