While parents fear disasters at schools, many are uninformed about schools' preparedness efforts, a poll by Save the Children found.
A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.
This week, we read about how students ask for help, how to reduce stress by getting outside, how DC schools plan to discuss Ferguson, how to encourage good behavior in disruptive students, and more.
The program helps protect children from traffic and gang activity on their walks to school.
The School Nutrition Association's annual survey also found many schools are trying healthy eating initiatives, like school gardens and nutrition education.
For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.
The study confirms statements of some public health officials, who've warned the products are luring in young users through clever marketing.
Later start times in high school and middle school would accomodate shifting sleep-wake patterns associated with puberty, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new position statement.
A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff and resources, lack of coordination, and more.
This week, I share some links about bullying, social-emotional learning, the needs of well-behaved girls, Ferguson, and more.