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Districts across the U.S. are starting to adopt farm to school programs that connect schools to locally grown foods, promote agriculture education and encourage student-tended gardens, following National Farm to School Month in October.
Districts are offering signing bonuses, filling gaps with social workers and counselors, training teachers to spot signs of distress, and developing intervention teams.
Parents and nonprofit groups are suing districts for teachers isolating students improperly in isolation rooms.
In this Q&A, author, speaker and consultant Dr. Ruby K. Payne discusses the importance of putting basic emotional structures in place to create safe learning environments and help students succeed. Sponsored content by aha! Process.
From Virginia to California, K-12 districts are improving training for staff, providing resources for students and saving on energy expenses.
Educators are working with city officials to enhance school parks and playgrounds in parts of cities that lack sufficient green spaces.
Better mental and physical health—and the social-emotional well-being of the community—are overlapping benefits for school districts and local governments.
Latest research finds some screen time, from some sources, doesn’t harm grades. So educators and parents must find the right balance for ed tech and entertainment.
The first statewide law requiring later school start times has been passed in California. Middle schools can start at 8 a.m., and high schools at 8:30 a.m.
As K-12 educators adopt yoga and other mindfulness exercises to reduce student stress, some controversy continues to swirl around use of the practices in public education.
New debates about how and when sex education in schools should be taught, and what topics should be covered, are emerging as states and districts reconsider their sex ed curriculum.
As schools start to decorate for fall festivities, students and teachers are contending with summertime levels of heat in buildings that lack air conditioning.
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