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December 18, 2014

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.

December 09, 2014

Study: Higher Birth Weight Correlates to Better School Performance

The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.

November 26, 2014

Missouri Parent-Education Group Offers Trauma Resources for Young Children

Parents as Teachers, an organization that provides support to families, has worked to maintain a routine as the St. Louis-area suburbs struggle with racial unrest.

November 24, 2014

Study: Harmful Weight-Loss Behavior More Common in Teens With Disabilities

The research also showed that teens with disabilities are more likely to be obese than their typically developing peers.

November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

November 17, 2014

Grade-School Bullying Takes a Toll on the Adolescent Brain, Study Finds

Brain areas associated with emotional processing and behavior regulation are different in young teenagers who have experienced childhood bullying.

October 30, 2014

School Will Allow Girl to Return After Barring Her Out of Fear of Ebola Exposure

The school had originally required the girl to stay home after her family traveled to Nigeria. The reconsideration follows a lawsuit by the student's father.

October 30, 2014

National Research Groups Call for Focus on Transition to Adulthood

A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.

October 29, 2014

Family Sues After School Bars Student Because of Feared Ebola Exposure

Do schools have the legal authority to require students to stay home because of feared Ebola exposure?

October 15, 2014

Ebola: Some Schools Shut Down; Others Screening for Virus

School districts in Ohio and Texas have closed some schools after learning that students or staff were on a commercial flight with a nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

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