Bullying's Effects Linger for Decades

Childhood bullying was associated with perceived poor quality of life at age 50 in a study of British participants.


On Bullying, School Instructions Tell Students Not to 'Tattle' on Peers

Teachers at a Nebraska elementary school will be delving into anti-bullying lessons today after an errant flier gave students some troubling bullying advice.


Missouri Bill Would End Corporal Punishment in Schools

The state currently allows spankings, requiring each district to set its own policy for how they are used in schools.


Mumps Outbreak May Mean Long Absences for Unvaccinated Ohio Students

To protect public health, unvaccinated students may have to miss school for 25 days or longer if cases of the illness start to cluster in schools.


Does Your District's Crisis-Response Plan Include Social Media?

Jefferson County Public Schools temporarily shut off school access to YouTube and Twitter after a student posted a video suicide note online.


E-Cigarette Marketing Increasingly Targets Young People, Lawmakers Say

Marketing tactics include targeted social media, fruit-flavored products, and sponsorship of youth events, the report says.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week)

This week, we get a new take on the perennial argument about violence in video games, we hear about a few reasons why classrooms may seem a little more quiet than usual, we read about a possibly overzealous anti-bullying crusade, and more.


Wraparound Services Best When Coordinated by Schools, Researchers Say

A report by a UCLA research center criticizes models that rely on nonprofit organizations to partner with schools and community services such as health clinics in order to provide services to at-risk students.


New Minnesota Anti-Bullying Law Follows Years of Debate, Controversy

The passage follows years of debate and a marathon discussion on the statehouse floor.


Most Schools Are Meeting Drinking-Water Mandate, Finds Study

Most schools are meeting a USDA mandate that requires increased access to drinking water at schools, though water consumption is still low, according to a new study.


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