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April 29, 2013

State Lawmakers Recognize Education of 'Whole Child'

A new Arkansas law lists ways for educators to meet "the comprehensive needs of Arkansas children at each stage of a child's development from birth to postsecondary education or career."

April 04, 2013

New Report Cards Consider School Climate

In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.

March 29, 2013

Parents' Unemployment Affects Students at Home, School

One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.

March 25, 2013

Drug Testing in Middle School Can Cut Use as Students Age

Students randomly tested for alcohol in middle school seem less likely to drink and use drugs during those middle grades, and they are less likely to drink when they get older.

February 28, 2013

Feds Require Fla. District to Fix Discipline, Enrollment Procedures

The district must stop using school police for discipline issues that school administrators can handle and stop suspending students out of school for minor misbehavior, among other steps.

February 06, 2013

School Discipline in the Spotlight

A series of Education Week articles in recent months highlights some districts' approaches to shifting away from out-of-school suspension and expulsion.

November 29, 2012

Parent Enthusiasm Leads District to Expand Drug-Test Program

Parents in Santa Clarita Valley, Calif., have been enrolling enough of their children in a random drug testing program that the school wishes to expand it.

November 21, 2012

Children in Poverty: 'To Us, It's Just How We Live'

A Frontline documentary offers a wrenching account of the impacts of poverty on three American families and their young children.

November 09, 2012

Parental Involvement Day and CDC to Focus on School Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined with Project Appleseed to release resources and host events for this year's focus on parent engagement in school for the 18th annual parental involvement day.

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