Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.
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December 10, 2015
As states prepare to expand their accountability systems to consider more non-academic data, California's CORE districts will share their social-emotional learning measures to help inform their decisions.
December 09, 2015
Many U.S. high schools and middle schools fall short of meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for sex education programs. How does your state stack up?
December 02, 2015
Issues important to LGBT students are too often ignored in school sex education classes, a coalition of advocacy groups said.
October 06, 2015
A few basic components of state anti-bullying laws are associated with significantly lower rates of bullying, both online and in schools.
September 30, 2015
The education secretary says that much could be saved by redirecting some non-violent offenders away from prison, and the money used to boost salaries at high-poverty schools.
August 25, 2015
The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.
August 14, 2015
Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.
July 30, 2015
Seventh-grade students in Rhode Island will be required to get the HPV vaccine to attend public or private schools this fall, the Providence Journal reports.
July 17, 2015
A new report finds that many school districts lack bullying policies, despite state laws requiring them. And the policies that are in place often overlook LGBT students.