To improve school safety, schools need more counselors, better communication between students and adults, and additional, thoughtful emergency planning, but not armed teachers, a House committee was told Wednesday.
A new survey of nearly 11,000 educators finds that the majority don't want to carry weapons at school despite the December shootings in Newtown, Conn.
This February marks the third anniversary of Let's Move!, the campaign against child obesity that was developed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.
Dr. Koop said that because education was the best AIDS prevention strategy, and since AIDS was spread primarily through sex, sex education should begin in 3rd grade.
But sexually active young people make up just 25 percent of the American population.
An Indiana school has suspended a special education teacher over safety concerns, after the teacher supported the organization of a prom for only heterosexual students.
The legislation would require schools to adopt policies that specifically ban harassment against students for their perceived race, gender, sexual identity, and religion, among other reasons.
The Harlem Shake is the hot new thing on YouTube, but students making their own videos have already faced suspension.
State and federal proposals have been proposed to improve school- and community-based mental health services, and there's a national campaign to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.