When it comes time for elementary school, some parents decide to hold their child back a year from kindergarten. Here's some advantages--and cautions.
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February 04, 2019
A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.
January 28, 2019
A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.
January 17, 2019
An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.
December 04, 2018
With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.
November 14, 2018
Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.
June 15, 2018
What Educators Need to Know About Suicide: Contagion, Complicated Grief, and Supportive Conversations
When a student is grieving a suicide death or when suicide is in the news, conversations with adults can be crucial, suicide prevention experts say.
May 15, 2018
WATCH: A District That Prioritizes Social-Emotional Learning Grapples With How to Measure If It Works
The Washoe County school district in Reno, Nev., has been on the forefront of infusing social-emotional learning throughout its schools as a key strategy for improving student engagement, attendance, and high school graduation rates.
April 26, 2018
An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.
February 18, 2018
"I will hug each and every one of you," Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson said in a video message to students days after a school shooting at the Parkland, Fla., school.