While a Maryland district plans to form a Cybercivility Task Force to address inappropriate online postings, the role of schools in addressing such behavior is largely uncharted territory.


A study suggests that school drug-testing policies have no significant impact on deterring students from trying or using drugs, while a positive school climate does.


Children and teens have varied their caffeine sources, turning to energy drinks and coffee as they cut back on caffeinated sodas, a study finds.


A review of existing research showed that roughly half of parents with overweight or obese children believe their children are at a healthy weight.


There have been 14,587 out-of-school suspensions in the district between the beginning of the school year and January, a 36 percent drop from the same time period in 2010-11.


This week, we read about the lifelong struggle of recovery, the grief that follows teen suicide, the joy of forgiveness, and the web of challenges for children in Detroit.


A review of studies of single-sex classrooms found many claims of their value could be attributed to other factors, such as parental income and education levels.


A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.


A new online campaign is calling on congress to pass a bill that would end the use of corporal punishment in schools.


The Trevor Project, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists collaborated on the document, which includes sample student handbook language.


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