February 2013 Archives

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.


The district must stop using school police for discipline issues that school administrators can handle and stop suspending students out of school for minor misbehavior, among other steps.


To improve school safety, schools need more counselors, better communication between students and adults, and additional, thoughtful emergency planning, but not armed teachers, a House committee was told Wednesday.


A new survey of nearly 11,000 educators finds that the majority don't want to carry weapons at school despite the December shootings in Newtown, Conn.


This February marks the third anniversary of Let's Move!, the campaign against child obesity that was developed by First Lady Michelle Obama.


The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.


Dr. Koop said that because education was the best AIDS prevention strategy, and since AIDS was spread primarily through sex, sex education should begin in 3rd grade.


But sexually active young people make up just 25 percent of the American population.


An Indiana school has suspended a special education teacher over safety concerns, after the teacher supported the organization of a prom for only heterosexual students.


The legislation would require schools to adopt policies that specifically ban harassment against students for their perceived race, gender, sexual identity, and religion, among other reasons.


The Harlem Shake is the hot new thing on YouTube, but students making their own videos have already faced suspension.


State and federal proposals have been proposed to improve school- and community-based mental health services, and there's a national campaign to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.


A new study shows that children will snack in response to stress, even if they're not hungry.


A Texas school district is being accused of violating black students' civil rights, in part because those students have been cited by police four times as frequently as other groups for profane language and disrupting class.


A new study examines whether exposure to positive media during early childhood encourages positive behavior.


School-based police officers and school administrators will first have to try to de-escalate school incidents whenever possible and determine what really requires police involvement.


Across school districts nationwide, administrators are putting the kibosh on candy and cards, while others turn it into a more educational experience than the traditional kind offers.


Can a classroom manage itself?


But school-based treatments do appear to more effective than others.


A new study suggests helping teenagers understand how people change in different situations can reduce their own hostility.


Can asking children to speak in class trigger emotional trauma? Some parents say yes.


The Cleveland, Ohio, district now heeds the early signs students may be in trouble, revamped in-school suspension, and installed a social-emotional learning program for all elementary students.


Social skills training can improve social and emotional development for special-needs children, according to a new review by the What Works Clearinghouse.


A U.S. Department of Education event focused on human trafficking and how schools can help combat the exploitation of children.


Investigators for the state Senate find that oversight of districts' use of federal and state meal subsidies is woefully inadequate.


A series of Education Week articles in recent months highlights some districts' approaches to shifting away from out-of-school suspension and expulsion.


Harassment dropped sharply as students who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual progressed from middle school to adulthood.


The changes are parallel to shifts in USDA rules about school meals that took effect this school year and would exempt occasional fundraising events such as bake sales.


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