June 2014 Archives

This week, we read about empathy, the challenges of engaging high-achieving students, a warning for supporters of community schools, and more.

School officials say arming staff wouldn't make students any safer.

Grateful students are more likely to form positive relationships that can help them face academic and social hurdles, researchers found.

Public health concerns justify the practice, a federal judge in New York ruled.

This week, we read about why kids these days don't play outside, why teachers play a crucial role in identifying psychological problems, the struggle for girls of color, and more.

The meeting would center on concerns about heightened school nutrition standards.

New York's highest court considers what is expected to be a landmark case for policies criminalizing cyberbullying.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $52 million effort to turn 40 struggling schools into community hubs that provide health and social services to students and their families.

The federal oversight agency recommended some efforts to improve eligibility verification in a report released Monday.

A Sunlight Foundation report details campaign contributions to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee involved in the school food fight.

The justices agreed to weigh the free speech rights of those who make threats or deliver violent rants on social media such as Facebook.

This week, we read about graduation, exactly what teens are trying to accomplish when they use social media, and more.

Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.

Biennial CDC report tracks health risk behaviors among young people, drawing upon survey results from 42 states and 21 large urban school districts.

Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation in February allowing audio recording for "disciplinary and security purposes" in Pennsylvania school buses.

Students competed at cooking healthy school meals in Washington while lawmakers continued to battle over federal school meal standards.

Over a multi-year period, nonfatal incidents decreased, and fewer students reported being afraid of attack or harm at school.

Students countered a Westboro Baptist protest outside a Washington, D.C., high school with a rally in support of their LGBTQ community.

Oregon and Virginia will each receive $5,000 grants to reform school discipline policies in each state, with the goal of making them less punitive and exclusionary.

A new report provides suggestions for ways schools can reform harsh discipline practices and better support behavior problem management.

A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher shows how girls' social relationships may influence their opportunities to learn in mathematics.

The Education Department ramped up its efforts today to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.

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