Many states require a doctor's note if a student brings sunscreen, an over-the-counter drug, to school. A handful of states have changed that and others are looking to follow suit.
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May 15, 2017
March 08, 2017
In an analysis of a cohort of California 10th graders, University of California researchers calculated the financial impacts of students who were suspended and ended up dropping out. The cost: $2.7 billion.
December 06, 2016
The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.
October 20, 2016
While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.
October 14, 2016
A Philadelphia teen with "mental health and medical issues" died at his residential school after a staff member restrained him during an altercation, police said.
September 20, 2016
Schools are missing out on a learning opportunity if they respond to students' national anthem protests with discipline, a First Amendment advocate says.
September 08, 2016
Federal agencies introduced new requirements for school police hired through federal grants and new resources for schools that outline best practices for training and hiring school police.
September 07, 2016
Education Week staffers Sarah D. Sparks and Christopher B. Swanson appeared on C-SPAN to discuss original research on the use of corporal punishment in schools.
August 11, 2016
A group of students who've been charged under South Carolina's "disturbing a school" law filed a lawsuit with backing from the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that the law is overly broad and leads to unnecessarily harsh discipline in the state's public schools.
August 09, 2016
The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.