October 2012 Archives

The advocacy group that published the report encourages districts to be more judicious when punishing students via out-of-school suspension to misbehavior that affects student safety.


Flush with $24 million in federal money, the Michigan Department of Education launched an initiative today that hopes to bolster student achievement by working physical and social-emotional learning into instruction.


The U.S. Justice Department said children in Meridian, Miss., are routinely jailed for minor offenses, including school discipline incidents, and punished without due process.


Across all racial groups, the birth rate declined by 25 percent overall from 2007 to 2011, the CDC said in a new report. The birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 17 years was 15.4 per 1,000, 29 percent lower than in 2007, while the rate for teens ages 18-19 years fell to 54.1 per 1,000, which is 25 percent lower than in 2007.


A new study finds that adolescents who had been victimized by peers were more than twice as likely to contemplate suicide than peers.


Teacher Catlin Tucker discussed her use of blended learning in an Education Week chat.


A Georgia pediatrician is attempting to improve "social equity" by prescribing ADHD medication to those struggling in school.


Some schools say they find these methods actually change students' behavior, while out-of-school suspensions teach students little.


Louisiana's new bullying law may become an "administrative nightmare," according to the president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.


Districts will be able to earn up to 10 bonus points if their applications include plans to collaborate with public and private partners to help improve the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.


Amid criticism, many schools quickly dropped their association with the event that promotes tolerance, while others decided to sign on.


In a preliminary study of sleep effects on emotional behavior, researchers found one hour of sleep extension improves disposition among students.


But in some places, changes that entail cutting fat and salt and increasing whole grains and fruit and vegetable servings have gone unnoticed or have been welcomed.


The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, or COSEBOC, is a network of schools and educators focused on strategies and practices that promote high achievement and success for African-American and Latino boys.


In 2010, the U.S. Senate asked two organizations to create an annual evaluation of the country's support for children. Today, those organizations released their first report.


New research from Massachusetts links lead exposure to student achievement, and says that the state's successful efforts to reduce lead poisoning had broad societal impact.


The U.S. Department of Education announced last week over $21 million in grant money for expanding school mental-health services.


Education Week has just launched a new topic page exclusively devoted to school discipline.

Organized by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week celebrates open access to information, while issuing a call to action against censorship.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that among high school students 16 and older, drinking and driving dropped by more than half from 1991 to 2011.


In this new venture, Education Week will explore classroom conduct, school climate, student engagement—and how all of these things affect learning and connect to one another.


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