Private school, Axe body spray, and Halloween—here's what you might have missed this week in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


A new survey by the magazine Highlights digs into the hopes, dreams, and psychology of America's children, and finds adults may be focusing on the wrong issues.


Experts on corporal punishment in schools weigh in on federal data and state legislation.


After switching to an all-vegetarian menu, an elementary school in Queens, N.Y. reports not only lower obesity rates among its students, but improvements in overall academics.


Twelve-year-old Rebecca Sedwick was targeted by two girls for about ten months on the Internet before she killed herself.


Two separate zero-tolerance cases in Georgia have prompted some police officers, prosecutors and judges to question the legislation's fairness, bolstering a growing argument by critics that such rules leave little room for much-needed interpretation.


A whole slate of schools have had discipline issues this past month, as students harness both new and old strategies for doing stupid things.


The bullying of teachers, sustainable schools, and gorilla nannies—here's what you may have missed this week in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


Malala Yousafzai, the young advocate for women's access to education, did not win this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but she's still had a big year.


A new documentary follows troubled teenager Kelsey Carroll on her difficult road to graduation, and the help that schools can offer even in the toughest situations.


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