July 2013 Archives

A bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday directs the Department of Education to give higher asthma-grant priority to states that also take measures to address anaphylaxis.

A new dropout-warning system being built in Montgomery County, Md., can flag 75 percent of future dropouts as early as the second semester of 1st grade. But what do you do with that kind of information?

New developments in Atlanta's juvenile justice system show just how tough the school-to-prison pipeline can get.

Big Macs, blow guns, and gang treaties—here's what you might have missed this week on student engagement and school climate.

Trayvon Martin's father and others testified to members of Congress during a hearing emphasizing the need for better programs to bolster African-American boys' success in education and beyond.

An overflow crowd of 200 Newtown, Conn., residents voted to use $750,000 in grant money to begin construction on a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Researchers found that obesity and excess consumption of salt may be causing an increase in blood pressure among children and adolescents.

In this weekly roundup, stories on the workloads of school counselors, Trayvon Martin, and ending compulsory education.

The community foundation responsible for dividing donated money up among the families of those killed in the school shootings last year in Newtown, Conn., has announced the final distribution plan for those funds.

A new study adds further clout to the idea that dropouts are a national problem, not a personal one—because they cost the medical system money.

In this roundup of school climate news, pieces on glasses, gangs, and robots.

The new movie "The Hunt" depicts a teacher falsely accused of sexually abusing a young child.

The Republican-controlled body decoupled SNAP, more commonly called food stamps, from a bill that used to pass without controversy.

Harsh discipline policies and high-stakes testing both push students out of school, according to participants at a conference hosted by the Advancement Project this week.

The warning is a response to the expulsion of five students accused of engaging in sexual activity at school.

While educators often focus on class behavior as a measure of student engagement, a new study finds subtler facets of engagement can be harder to flag but just as critical for their long-term academic success.

The basic goal of eliminating obesity belies the fact that a student's weight by itself does not reflect health.

A new policy in Newcomerstown, Ohio, allows some school district employees to carry weapons.

In this roundup, pieces on gang violence, putting stress on youth, feeling "black," and "Monsters University."

Support staff in the financially strapped Philadelphia school district had decried layoff notices, but recent state funding offers hope. No financial commitments have been made, though.

Two unconnected stories both exemplify that, at any age range, positive reinforcement works wonders.

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