Behavior Control Linked to Language Skills, Research Says

Can limited vocabulary silence the better angels of students' nature? New research suggests poor speech skills may cause later behavior problems.


Police in Los Angeles Schools to Curtail Arrests, Citations for Minor Offenses

The police force for the nation's second largest school district will now refer most students who fight, bring tobacco products to school, or commit other minor offenses to counseling and services rather than sending them to juvenile court.


Members of Congress: Coming Soon to a School Cafeteria Near You (Maybe)

Advocates on all sides of the debates surrounding the federal school meals programs have invited members of Congress to come and see for themselves how those programs are working out.


Shooting Protests Continue to Affect Schools in St. Louis Area

As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.


How To End Bullying: Participants Talk Action at National Summit

At a daylong summit, officials and experts in education discussed how best to end bullying in schools.


Tackling Bullying: Educators, Officials Gather in Washington to Strategize

The fourth annual anti-bullying summit, called "Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention," is taking place today at the U.S. Department of Education.


Missouri District Delays First Day of School in the Wake of Shooting, Protests

Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.


Robin Williams' Death: What We Shouldn't Say When We Discuss Suicide

There's a right and a wrong way to discuss the public health issue, experts say.


Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.


Riots, School Cancellations, Conversations About Race Follow Police Shooting of Teen

The Jennings school district cancelled school Monday after a night of looting and riots in the area, sparked by a police shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.


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