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June 29, 2020

How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for School Reopenings

In a three-part video series, two school nurses discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has upended their profession.

June 01, 2020

Which High School Sports Pose the Greatest Risk for Coronavirus Spread?

Football, wrestling and competitive cheer pose a high risk for COVID-19 spread, while swimming and golf are at the low end of the risk scale developed by a national panel.

April 16, 2020

Can Vaping Put Teenagers at Greater Risk of Getting Seriously Ill With Coronavirus?

Even before the coronavirus arrived, schools were concerned about the negative health effects of e-cigarettes on students. Here's one more reason to worry.

February 13, 2020

Schools Are the Main Source of Student Mental Health Care. Are They Ready?

Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.

January 29, 2020

Coronavirus: How Some Schools Are Responding

So far, there are a handful of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, but at least two schools have had scares. Some districts are stressing basic, but important prevention strategies, including frequent hand washing.

January 24, 2020

Are the Trump Administration's Latest Rules for School Meals All Bad? 3 Things Schools Need to Know

Education Week spoke to two district nutrition directors and one child nutrition expert to discuss the most important changes to come from USDA's new rules for school meals.

December 16, 2019

1 in 7 Students Report Having Seriously Considered Suicide, Survey Finds

The number is even higher among students in special education and those who don't identify as either male or female. But the analysis also shows that a majority of students say they know how to cope when they are feeling upset.

December 03, 2019

Why Schools That Banned Chocolate Milk Are Bringing It Back

Some school districts are concerned that banning chocolate or other flavored milk means students will miss out on important nutrients. But that's not the only reason they are reversing their bans.

November 26, 2019

4 Questions for a Student Gun-Reform Activist

Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."

November 20, 2019

Home Nurse Visits Help Prepare Low-Income Children for School, Research Finds

Research on the impacts of a program that provides nurse home visits for low-income expectant mothers underscores the idea that setting up children to succeed academically starts long before even preschool.

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