March 2013 Archives

One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.


The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that actions by drug-sniffing dogs constitute a search of property.


"Children need to have stand-and-stare time imagining and pursuing their own thinking processes ... through play or just observing the world around them," the researcher says.


Educators on Twitter dissected the new PBS documentary "180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School" over issues of school climate.


The newest e-book from Education Week is all about classroom management


An analysis found 43 states include developing a positive school culture in their standards for principals, but most aren't ensuring that principals have that training.


A new PBS documentary explores a year in the life of a traditional public school in Washington, D.C.


Students randomly tested for alcohol in middle school seem less likely to drink and use drugs during those middle grades, and they are less likely to drink when they get older.


A Maryland county's best practices on hugging offer insight into how hard it is to draw the line on physical interaction.


The Meridian, Miss., school district has agreed to a number of actions to address problems with disparities in discipline between white and black students in the district.


For this group of students, schools appear to have issues needing tending to that go far beyond harassment and bullying.


The highly contagious illness, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, was responsible for nearly 1 million pediatric medical care visits in 2009 and 2010 in the United States.


From 2008 to 2010 the percentage of parents who were not planning to have their daughters vaccinated against HPV grew from about 40 percent to 44 percent.


A new report on school start times shows homeschooled students match best with researcher recommendations. That's in no small part because of the short commute.


A presidential commission is advising caution because, it says,children have nothing to gain from the anthrax vaccine testing in the short term, and they cannot legally consent to it.


While Connecticut regulations for school buildings set standards for school lighting and air quality, none address school safety.


A new set of briefs on topics including bullying, dropout prevention, and inclusion present the latest in research and best practice for effective school climate reform.


Schools must change for the juvenile justice system to change, advocates tell Congress and the president.


The new movie, "A Place at the Table," depicts the struggle for food among the impoverished.


Civil rights groups condemned the suspension of Pennsylvania students over what a school labeled a "very graphic and very vulgar" imitation of the Harlem Shake.


Reporters from across the state reviewed hundreds of records and found some schools conducted safety drills on Saturdays, not at all, or a year's worth in a day.


School gardens, open-plan kitchens, and indoor-outdoor eating spaces can nurture good eating habits and encourage students to get more physical activity.


As the rape trial begins for two Ohio high school football players, groups urge training in rape prevention for high school coaches.


One of the things that schools can expect is guidance from the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse on low-cost ways schools can improve security.


A bill would grant $550 million in federal funding for abstinence-only education, after a report found that young adults are responsible for half of all new cases of sexually transmitted infections.


Local school policies can get in the way, but there is promise in training for teachers and in schools' emphasis on social-emotional learning.


A demonstration by a 13-year-old offers a highlight at the South by Southwest Conference and reflects many of the event's core themes.


The district is the latest revealed to be under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education because of data showing students of some races are disciplined more harshly than peers of different races.


Food pantries have begun working with schools to provide students and families in need better access to food.


The three leaders are working on the national, city, and school level to improve students' experiences at school—and to get them there in the first place.


Background data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress add to the growing pile of evidence that student absenteeism can hamstring a district's performance on the test dubbed the "Nation's Report Card."


Judges held that a five-minute dog-sniff of student belongings in a classroom while students were not present did not violate the Fourth Amendment.


Implementing rules about school breakfast is just too much as districts struggle with the many changes to school lunch this year, some school district food directors say.


A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow parents to find out if their children's teachers are carrying firearms at school.


Despite a few notable exceptions, Hollywood is still very much a fan of positive public school portrayals.


A nonprofit organization in Terra Haute, Ind., has launched a program that gets students and school staff to praise acts of kindness they witness at school.


Michelle Obama wants schools to help students get the recommend 60 minutes of daily physical activity and has lined up partners to help them accomplish the goal.


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