Education Week spoke to two district nutrition directors and one child nutrition expert to discuss the most important changes to come from USDA's new rules for school meals.
Black and Latino students, as well as rural teenagers, have a harder time getting mental health services in their schools, according to a new survey from ACT. Similarly, students of colors were more likely than their white peers to say they have a teacher they can reach out to for support.
A school shooting in Houston has set off yet another round of questions about how students manage to get guns onto campuses undetected. But the Texas tragedy also calls attention to the unique and difficult fallout from gun incidents that are accidental.
Even though flu season is well underway, schools can still encourage vaccinations and other preventative measures such as hand-washing to combat the spread of the illness.
Getting a consistent amount of sleep over time was especially important, in particular for males.
Sixty-two percent of teenagers correctly identified driving cars and trucks as a major contributor to climate change, while 57 percent incorrectly cited plastic bottles and bags, according to a survey by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The number is even higher among students in special education and those who don't identify as either male or female. But the analysis also shows that a majority of students say they know how to cope when they are feeling upset.
The findings of a meta-analysis are likely to help bolster the case that schools that invest in teaching social-emotional skills to students will get a payoff in higher achievement.
Some school districts are concerned that banning chocolate or other flavored milk means students will miss out on important nutrients. But that's not the only reason they are reversing their bans.
Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."