May 2014 Archives

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

If it becomes law, the waiver plan would let some schools opt out of heightened nutrition standards next year.

The collaborative includes a group of national and local organizations.

Both fathers have advocated for changes to gun laws.

This week, we read how video games can promote a growth mind-set, we learn about the effects of trauma exposure on the brains of children in Oakland, and more.

Senate panel's amendment includes a plan to provide training for schools to comply with student nutrition standards.

Authors of a new study analyzed state policies on school snacks to see if they match new USDA regulations.

Eligible education and research organizations can apply for federal grants to implement and study school safety programs.

The flexibility comes as Congress considers allowing some districts to opt out of school nutrition standards.

The proposal would require the waivers for districts that can demonstrate at least six months of net revenue loss from compliance.

Sodium limits for school beverages included in a state bill would have ruled out chocolate milk, but Gov. Dannel Malloy says that won't happen.

This week, we read about at the non-academic supports necessary to help some poor students get a college degree, the problem of adolescent depression, how status offenses feed young people into the criminal justice system, and more.

Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.

The reports, created by the policy group ASCD, include indicators related to students' health, well-being, and civic involvement.

Being a bully correlates with lower levels of a protein associated with inflamation, researchers found.

This week, prom provides yet another way for high school boys to be cruel, we ask whether bullied students really are more likely to carry weapons, a boy is punished when he refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and more.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alleges in a complaint that middle school administrators retaliated against the girls for complaints against male students.

Chirlane McCray's challenge is part of an annual technology design competition in New York City.

The "Pop-Tart bill" passed by the legislature restricts some use of zero-tolerance policies. A bill that would have allowed some people to carry guns in schools failed to pass.

This week, we read about cybergossip, new prom traditions, the personal story of the country's new drug-prevention chief, and social and emotional learning programs.

Prevention efforts and reporting systems, like tip lines, are important parts of a school safety strategy, experts say.

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