Districts will be able to earn up to 10 bonus points if their applications include plans to collaborate with public and private partners to help improve the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.
Amid criticism, many schools quickly dropped their association with the event that promotes tolerance, while others decided to sign on.
In a preliminary study of sleep effects on emotional behavior, researchers found one hour of sleep extension improves disposition among students.
But in some places, changes that entail cutting fat and salt and increasing whole grains and fruit and vegetable servings have gone unnoticed or have been welcomed.
The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, or COSEBOC, is a network of schools and educators focused on strategies and practices that promote high achievement and success for African-American and Latino boys.
In 2010, the U.S. Senate asked two organizations to create an annual evaluation of the country's support for children. Today, those organizations released their first report.
New research from Massachusetts links lead exposure to student achievement, and says that the state's successful efforts to reduce lead poisoning had broad societal impact.
The U.S. Department of Education announced last week over $21 million in grant money for expanding school mental-health services.
Organized by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week celebrates open access to information, while issuing a call to action against censorship.