The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has recommended depression screenings for teens, but also says evidence is lacking about such screenings for younger children.


As Congress contemplates reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack attempts to address some concerns about school meal programs.


Among eligible students, students in urban areas are most likely to eat free or reduced-price school meals, a study finds.


A Missouri district's decision to allow a transgender student to use girls' bathrooms and locker rooms has sparked protests from students and parents. What obligations do schools have to transgender students?


While attendance in later grades gets a lot of attention, educators and policy makers should also be concerned about early patterns of chronic absenteeism, two groups say.


In 13 southern states, black students are much more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. A new study highlights how the national trend of discipline disparities plays out in the southern region.


The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.


Poll respondents ranked student engagement and hope at the top of a list of signs of schools' success, well above standardized test results.


A new set of online lessons aims to help schools and parents apply research about growth mindsets in practical ways.


Do teachers, parents, and the general public support district and federal efforts to make discipline more even-handed? A new poll seeks to gauge opinions on district and federal policies designed to tackle "disparate impact."


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