Becoming a man; the politics of "DeShawn"; and bad reasons to ban books—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.


Michelle Obama, along with the Partnership for a Healthier America, has launched "Drink Up," a new campaign that pushes people to drink more water.


A new study finds that even in spite of an otherwise warm family relationship, parents who yell at their children likely just make bad behavior worse.


Teenage girls; teenage sons; and the role of grit—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.


Citing research on adolescent sleep and academic success, the education secretary suggested districts consider delaying school start times.


Benefits of programs to improve students' social-emotional skills and strengthen relationships with teachers are seen in middle school.


A new report from Save the Children finds school preparedness in case of a disaster to be unsatisfactory.


Heat is a common problem as schools around the nation have sent their students home over the last couple weeks due to extreme temperatures.


The end of Ronald McDonald; hopes for the new school year; and, yes, Miley Cyrus—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.


The Secular Student Alliance announced in a press release this week that it plans to start safe zones for secular students.


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