April 2014 Archives

The new guidance says schools should train personnel who address sex assault and harrassment complaints on "working with LGBT and gender-nonconforming students and same-sex sexual violence."

Release of the new guidance coincides with the announcement of task force findings related to sexual assault on college and university campuses.

This week, we read about incarcerated parents, how not to prepare students for high-stakes tests, a new front on the war against youth nicotine use, and more.

The attacker and the victim were both students at a Connecticut high school.

The Future of Sex Education Initiative has proposed teacher preparation standards for sex education that would help health teachers navigate content, ethical challenges, and legal concerns.

Many states proposed similar bills following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Principles of sensory perception and behavioral economics make students more or less likely to select and eat healthy foods in the lunch line, researchers have found.

A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

Students say suspensions and expulsions are too frequently issued for minor offenses.

Childhood bullying was associated with perceived poor quality of life at age 50 in a study of British participants.

Teachers at a Nebraska elementary school will be delving into anti-bullying lessons today after an errant flier gave students some troubling bullying advice.

The state currently allows spankings, requiring each district to set its own policy for how they are used in schools.

To protect public health, unvaccinated students may have to miss school for 25 days or longer if cases of the illness start to cluster in schools.

Jefferson County Public Schools temporarily shut off school access to YouTube and Twitter after a student posted a video suicide note online.

Marketing tactics include targeted social media, fruit-flavored products, and sponsorship of youth events, the report says.

This week, we get a new take on the perennial argument about violence in video games, we hear about a few reasons why classrooms may seem a little more quiet than usual, we read about a possibly overzealous anti-bullying crusade, and more.

A report by a UCLA research center criticizes models that rely on nonprofit organizations to partner with schools and community services such as health clinics in order to provide services to at-risk students.

The passage follows years of debate and a marathon discussion on the statehouse floor.

Most schools are meeting a USDA mandate that requires increased access to drinking water at schools, though water consumption is still low, according to a new study.

An armed school guard and a principal helped subdue and arrest the attacker.

Do object lessons in sex education classes help students reflect on the emotional impact of physically intimate relationships? Or do they promote shame?

The USDA was instructed to create the rule under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which also mandated new nutrition standards for school meals.

Other suburban Connecticut districts have seen enrollment declines, but not as sharp as Newtown's.

This week, we learn something unexpected about the targets of bullying, we read about social media in schools, and we find a new way to tell mom and dad that it's really helpful when their kid buys a school lunch.

Mississippi's state law requires sex education in schools, but it forbids demonstrating the use of condoms and contraceptives.

Children of combat veterans may experience trauma related to their parents' post-traumatic stress syndrome. This can affect their behavior at school.

In "Race for Results," the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation created a new index that uses 12 educational, health, and economic factors to rank how children from major racial and ethnic groups fare in every state.

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