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Surviving cold and flu season: 4 ways to stay healthy
By Cait Harrison
Shorter days, changing leaves, football season and cooler weather can only mean one thing: Cold and flu season is coming. No matter how well you think you're protecting yourself this year, there's always more you can do to stave off sickness — especially if you work in an office in close quarters with others who may be contagious. What can you do to stay healthy at work this year? Cathy Lux, a Dallas-based pediatric nurse practitioner, shares some of her top advice.
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For kids, bouncing between schools has long-term effects
CityLab
Open-enrollment policies have good intentions, but a new study finds that students who change schools frequently have poorer math and behavior skills.
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Illinois changes how it rates schools
WGEM-TV
Local educators say test scores don't give a full representation of what schools do to teach kids. Now there may be a better way to tell how well Illinois schools are doing. The plan is to shift from just test scores playing a major role in evaluation of schools, and focus more on things like family involvement, school decision-making between teachers, students and administrators.
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Schools look for alternatives to expelling, suspending students
Chicago Tribune
School districts in Elgin, Aurora and Naperville have reduced the number of students who are expelled or suspended, adopting an emerging philosophy among educators nationwide that no-tolerance policies often lead to greater trouble for the community as a whole.
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How can we make school lunches both healthy and tasty?
By Archita Datta Majumdar
A recent article in The New York Times — "Why Students Hate School Lunches" — has sparked off quite a debate in the education world. Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, 30 million kids have access to healthy school lunches every day. School meals have definitely become healthier, but more students are now rejecting these in favor of packed lunches. And school districts across the nation have found the amount of rejected food is increasing while cafeteria sales dwindle.
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Certain antibullying laws may lower rates of bullying, cyberbullying
Medical News Today
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests students who live in states with at least one antibullying law recommended by the US Department of Education are at a lower risk for bullying and cyberbullying.
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Why you should consider specially designed instruction
By Savanna Flakes
Strategies, such as cooperative learning, explicit instruction and blended learning are effective for students with disabilities and are also best practices for all students. But even when using these strategies, a teacher should consider specially designed instruction, or SDI. Specially designed instruction addresses the disability area specifically through the IEP with alignment of the present level of performance and the individualized goals designed for the student.
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Schools training staff in emergency procedures
Beloit Daily News
The School District of Beloit is working with Emergency Planning Solutions to create a districtwide emergency plan and with Beloit police and fire personnel to train staff in treating potential injuries. "We've had a safety plan in place, but it's been awhile since we've updated it. This one is going to be FEMA compliant," said Melissa Badger, district spokesperson.
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Anxiety surpasses depression for being the most common mental health diagnosis in college students
Bangalorean
When it was announced last spring that a Penn State study had found that anxiety had surpassed depression as the leading health issue faced by college student, it created quite a stir. According to the study that included more than 100,000 students, more than half of the students visiting the campus health clinics listed anxiety as a concern. This study, carried out by the Penn's Center for Collegiate Mental, Health unearthed some shocking facts.
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