A recent survey showed that it's not uncommon for teachers to spend an average of $300 a year of their own funds on food for their students. Many said that they see firsthand how hungry students have more trouble concentrating, learning, and behaving in class. Education Week asked teachers: What does this look like in your school? Here are some of your answers.
A California lawmaker proposed a bill that would require the state's middle schools and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., aligning their schedules with recommendations by scientists who say teens don't get enough sleep.
President Trump said Thursday he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. He called it "a serious problem, the likes of which we've never had."
The winners of a recent design challenge took a crack at measuring social-emotional learning, proposing everything from analyzing students' behaviors when taking computer-based tests to gauging their responses to real-world simulations.
A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.
Some students engage in so-called self-handicapping behaviors like procrastination in an attempt to protect themselves from the negative emotions they might feel if they fail at an academic task. How should teachers handle it?
Does transgender teen Gavin Grimm still have standing to sue his school district over access to the boys' bathroom since he graduated in June? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, Va., asked a lower court to answer that question, further delaying his case.
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis also plans to "explore evidence-based prevention programs for schools" before it issues its final recommendations later in the fall.
While mental health is a priority for many high school students, they don't always see their schools as supportive places where they can seek help, a new survey finds.
During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community.