Family Sues After School Bars Student Because of Feared Ebola Exposure

Do schools have the legal authority to require students to stay home because of feared Ebola exposure?


Seattle-Area School Shooting Not First to Affect a Tribal Community

In 2005, a 16-year-old student killed five students and two adults in a tribal community in Minnesota.


Shooting at Seattle-Area High School: Gunman and Two Students Dead

Two students have died and three others remain hospitalized with injuries following a shooting at a Washington state high school last week. The student gunman is also dead.


Virginia District's Plan to Start School Later Will Cost $5 Million

While research supports moving start times to allow teens to sleep longer, the Fairfax County, Va., district's move shows it's not always an easy decision.


For Success in Life, Character Matters as Much as Academic Skill, Study Says

A new study suggests non-cognitive skills like drive and prudence may matter for success in school as much as academic skills.


New Federal Guidance Addresses Bullying of '504' Students With Disabilities

The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies.


Smart Snacks in School: Oklahoma Takes the Lead in Fundraising Exemptions

Oklahoma's state board of education voted to exempt 30, 14-day fundraisers per semester from new federal nutrition rules, rendering the rules virtually irrelevant.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): 'Turnip for What?' Edition

This week, we watch Michelle Obama's viral video featuring a turnip, and we read about the effects of poverty, cybercivility, school cell phone rules, and more.


Ebola: Some Schools Shut Down; Others Screening for Virus

School districts in Ohio and Texas have closed some schools after learning that students or staff were on a commercial flight with a nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.


After Criticism, School Boards Association Ends Tobacco Company Partnership

The move to end the youth anti-smoking program came after criticism from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who said it would only postpone smoking, not prevent it entirely.


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