August 2013 Archives

The end of Ronald McDonald; hopes for the new school year; and, yes, Miley Cyrus—here's what you might have missed this week in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


The Secular Student Alliance announced in a press release this week that it plans to start safe zones for secular students.


Male hegemony; the "half-Japanese"; and digital citizenship—here's what you might have missed this week in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will lower your annual gross adjusted income, according to a new study of bullying's lifelong effects.


The Alliance for Excellent Education issued a new report that offers a framework for improving school climate.


A new Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup survey shows that Americans want more investment in social-emotional learning, and reject arming teachers and school staff.


What should be one of the most important policies a school can have is often difficult to craft and implement.


A GOP lawmaker in California withdrew his 13-year-old from his public school, saying the transgender law violates students' privacy.


A new, and expensive, public high school in Atlanta includes an on-campus rifle range, raising concerns about safety.


At least a few parents don't like one Louisiana school's reward system for students who do well on the state assessment.


California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that offers explicit protections for transgender students, yet another success for gay rights advocates.


Female infantilization; the Bling Ring; and delicious, delicious water—here's what you might have missed this week in news related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


Peanut allergies affect one of every 100 people. How did that turn into an epidemic?


The study shows no change over the previous decade in the exposure of children with asthma to secondhand smoke, although children without asthma had better luck.


The state attorney general says the Clarksville school district must name applicants to a program that would have armed 20 school employees.


State and local officials can enact policies to help push down rates even more, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.


Fixing every student's health problems; stop and frisk; and why you need to be kind—here's what you might have missed this week in news related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


The "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports for Alabama Students" design document focuses on prevention and early intervention, shifting the focus away from reactionary measures.


The Arkansas attorney general issued a memo that says public school districts cannot arm teachers under a law that allows for guards.


Researchers found that teenage dating violence is common among young people in the United States, and many efforts have been established to bring awareness and prevention.


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