Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.
The authors cite a statistic they label "most disturbing": Some 36 percent of all black male students with disabilities were suspended out of school during the 2009-10 school year.
Researchers who analyzed the NRA school safety proposal say it's expensive to implement, could increase the potential for injuries, and fails to get at the roots of the school violence.
In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.
Parents and community groups join forces in Providence, R.I., to reduce chronic absenteeism; 32 percent of students missed at least a month of school in 2011.
Having two babies so young makes it difficult for young women to attend school, get jobs, and deliver healthy babies.
In an Education Week chat earlier today, author Kelley King discussed how schools can address the gender gap in both achievement and discipline.
A school safety task force convened by the National Rifle Association recommends that schools either hire armed security officers or arm selected school employees to improve school safety.
A new study of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program finds that it succeeds in getting kids to eat more fresh produce.
Teenagers who have difficulty making and maintaining healthy friendships with peers at age 13 continue to struggle with relationships long after high school, according to new longitudinal research.