October 2014 Archives

Taylor Swift will donate the proceeds from her "Welcome to New York" single to the city's schools. Will "Welcome to Philadelphia" be next? Plus links on mentoring, drug use, school violence, and more.


The school had originally required the girl to stay home after her family traveled to Nigeria. The reconsideration follows a lawsuit by the student's father.


Do schools have the legal authority to require students to stay home because of feared Ebola exposure?


In 2005, a 16-year-old student killed five students and two adults in a tribal community in Minnesota.


Two students have died and three others remain hospitalized with injuries following a shooting at a Washington state high school last week. The student gunman is also dead.


While research supports moving start times to allow teens to sleep longer, the Fairfax County, Va., district's move shows it's not always an easy decision.


A new study suggests non-cognitive skills like drive and prudence may matter for success in school as much as academic skills.


The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies.


Oklahoma's state board of education voted to exempt 30, 14-day fundraisers per semester from new federal nutrition rules, rendering the rules virtually irrelevant.


This week, we watch Michelle Obama's viral video featuring a turnip, and we read about the effects of poverty, cybercivility, school cell phone rules, and more.


School districts in Ohio and Texas have closed some schools after learning that students or staff were on a commercial flight with a nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.


The move to end the youth anti-smoking program came after criticism from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who said it would only postpone smoking, not prevent it entirely.


A California district failed to respond to complaints of verbal harrassment of a transgender student, punished her for wearing makeup, and discouraged her from speaking about her gender identity, a complaint alleged.


This week, we talk about newly named Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and we read about sexting, bullying, school lunches, dress codes, and more.


The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.


Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.


Representatives from the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will hold listening sessions with a special focus on school climate issues in Native American communities.


What can a principal's decision to appear in a goofy photo with a student teach us about school climate? Plus, a round-up of good reads about school climate and student well-being.


Transgender student-athletes in Minnesota will have to wait a few more months before new rules are considered regarding their participation in high school athletics.


Five students who attend four Dallas schools may have had contact with an Ebola patient while he was displaying symptoms, officials said Wednesday.


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