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March 10, 2020

Making Mental Health a Priority for School Staff as Well as Students

Encouraging candid conversations about mental health among students and staff and creating supportive environments are top priorities for Leaders to Learn From honoree Jeff Wellington.

February 13, 2020

Schools Are the Main Source of Student Mental Health Care. Are They Ready?

Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.

February 11, 2020

Active Shooter Drills in Schools: Harmful or Helpful? The Debate Rages On

The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and Everytown for Gun Safety are recommending in a new report that schools stop using active shooter drills that are either unannounced or simulate gun violence.

January 24, 2020

Are the Trump Administration's Latest Rules for School Meals All Bad? 3 Things Schools Need to Know

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.

June 12, 2019

Students Most at Risk of Getting Spanked at School Are Black or Disabled, Data Show

19 states still permit corporal punishment and a new Southern Poverty Law Center analysis of federal education data shows that deep disparities among the types of students who experience spanking or paddling at the hands of school officials.

April 17, 2019

Fewer Fights and Increased Security: What New Data Say About School Safety

Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long trend of decline. At the same time, schools have ramped up security measures, like the use of cameras and restricted entrances.

March 25, 2019

5 Ways One Middle School Is Making Itself More Student-Centered

Through a series of changes—both philosophical and practical—Principal Hamish Brewer and his team are working to make Fred M. Lynn Middle School in Prince William County, Va., a place where students' needs drive every decision they make. Here are five things they've already done to move toward that goal.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

February 21, 2019

School Police and Civil Rights: A Primer for Administrators

An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested a school-based officer after he refused to say the pledge of allegiance. Civil rights groups have used such incidents to sound the alarm about an increase in school policing.

February 04, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning Data May Identify Problems, But Can Schools Fix Them?

A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.

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