May 2013 Archives

A new study shows that a major 1998 settlement aiming to take tobacco out of movies worked wonders. But alcohol hasn't gone anywhere.


Already, the Los Angeles school district is giving 7th and 9th grade health teachers the option of introducing students to the free service, Qpid.me.


Good teeth may lead to good grades, so it behooves schools to pay attention when governments tinker with municipal water systems.


Some countries invest in school meals even though the cost can be 50 percent of the annual budget for educating a child.


In a revamped version of an NCLB waiver application, nine California districts would rate schools heavily on social and emotional factors and school climate.


The days at Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools in the Moore, Okla., school district had started out like any other. And then they were blown away.


The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.


The money comes from a federal grant program for school districts, colleges, and universities that have experienced violence—often in the form of school shootings.


In the latest figures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the overall rate dropped 25 percent since 2007, and about 50 percent since 1991.


More than 50 schools were recommended for closure, but Marcus Garvey Elementary was taken off the list because of its strong community support and its social and emotional learning efforts.


This year, lawmakers have focused on keeping students safe from shooters, not natural disasters.


The school at which there were casualties did not have a storm shelter, nor do many Oklahoma schools, one official said, in part because of the expense.


As districts push to cut the out-of-school suspension rate, some teachers say their classrooms have become unmanageable, ruled by unruly students.


In a new study, researchers found that children enter school with prejudices against obese peers.


The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.


A first-ever report on mental health prevalence in children from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a first step in adequately addressing these disorders, the agency said.


In one step toward reforming school discipline practices, Los Angeles schools will no longer be able to suspend students for the vague reason of "willful defiance."


A new initiative that combines math tutoring with violence-prevention programming will serve up to 1,000 youth in Chicago this fall.


A majority of teachers say it's very important for schools to work on developing students' social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.


Recess supervised by coaches has been shown to increase students' physical activity to an extent.


A large proportion of American children are exposed to violence and assaults, and the developmental consequences can be great, a new survey shows.


Meanwhile, Sandy Hook's 450 kindergarten through 4th grade students will keep attending classes at a converted Chalk Hill Middle in nearby Monroe, Conn.


One study has found that about 16 percent of high school students reported being electronically bullied; another says far fewer students are bullied in cyberspace.


A proposed change to ESEA would allow money set aside for teacher and principal training to be used specifically for social and emotional learning programs.


Black students in the Brevard County, Fla., school district make up 15 percent of the student population, but accounted for 30 percent of suspensions.


The rape of a teenager by two Steubenville, Ohio, high school football players drove a national coaches association to tackle the issue.


Researchers continue to strengthen the link between positive school climates and student achievement.


The 16 Race to the Top district winners will pair with community partners to work on social, emotional, and behavioral lessons.


The proposal would provide loans to buy new equipment, give schools grants for small projects and equipment, and improve training and technical assistance for cafeteria workers.


In a new series of briefs, the American Educational Research Association examines what we do and don't know about bullying.


More children are being identified as having food and skin allergies, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show, while schools work out policies to address them.


The expulsion of a 16-year-old Florida student over a science-experiment mishap is triggering a backlash against harsh discipline.


A new study says that the brain grows in a way that supports increased self-reflection when entering adolescence.


Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.


Could one form of emergency contraception become more widely available at schools now that the FDA has eliminated the need for a prescription for girls 15 and older?


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