December 2013 Archives

Researchers say updating parents on their children's eating habits at school is a cheap, quick way to encourage healthy choices.


Despite the district's security plans, the exterior door was frequently propped open, officials said.


Voters in an Idaho school district have collected enough signatures to force a recall of its school board chairman after he advocated weapons training for some school staff and teachers.


The motivation of a school shooter, hip-hop's homophobia, and smartphone addiction—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


Boys will be boys, because society demands it.


A Kentucky task force has recommended changes to the state's justice system that could reduce youth incarceration rates in part by limiting court involvement for offenses like truancy.


When adults make mistakes on social media, they can become powerful examples for classroom discussions about the consequences of online speech.


Teens in Washington started taking action when they learned an administrator at their Catholic high school was forced to resign following his marriage to another man.


In a new survey, food service directors reported a lack of space and equipment needed to prepare school lunches.


The company's new Christmas ad looks to undo the stereotype that technology is undermining teenage socialization.


Rates of teens who see great risk in regular marijuana use have dropped dramatically, an annual survey showed.


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal seeking to hold a Pennsylvania school district responsible for repeated bullying of a high school student by one of her peers.


Officials say the Arapahoe High School shooting could have been worse. Parents and policy makers are likely asking themselves if there's anything else they could have done to prevent it.


Good-looking students, bigoted adolescents, and the son of Jafar—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


Two students were injured in a shooting at a Colorado high school before the gunman, a student, shot and killed himself at the scene, police said.


A Colorado school drew attention when it suspended a six-year-old boy for kissing a classmate.


A Colorado task force recommended educating parents about the risks of not vaccinating their children before allowing them to claim a personal exemption from the requirement.


A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.


Vice President Joe Biden is set to announce federal funds to boost mental health programs nearly a year after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.


Disney's two newest princesses, PISA, and German school design—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota plans to file a piece of legislation that would ease new school lunch requirements. She's not the first to do so. And a few thoughts about how long it takes kids to clear the contents of a cafeteria tray.


A national campaign aims to empower students to seek improvements in their school meals. But are the student-submitted photographs a fair depiction of what's being served on America's lunch trays?


Lawyers for Newtown, Conn., released recordings of 911 calls from the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The release resulted in media ethics discussions and reviews of police response to the massacre.


A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.


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