Students randomly tested for alcohol in middle school seem less likely to drink and use drugs during those middle grades, and they are less likely to drink when they get older.


A Maryland county's best practices on hugging offer insight into how hard it is to draw the line on physical interaction.


The Meridian, Miss., school district has agreed to a number of actions to address problems with disparities in discipline between white and black students in the district.


For this group of students, schools appear to have issues needing tending to that go far beyond harassment and bullying.


The highly contagious illness, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, was responsible for nearly 1 million pediatric medical care visits in 2009 and 2010 in the United States.


From 2008 to 2010 the percentage of parents who were not planning to have their daughters vaccinated against HPV grew from about 40 percent to 44 percent.


A new report on school start times shows homeschooled students match best with researcher recommendations. That's in no small part because of the short commute.


A presidential commission is advising caution because, it says,children have nothing to gain from the anthrax vaccine testing in the short term, and they cannot legally consent to it.


While Connecticut regulations for school buildings set standards for school lighting and air quality, none address school safety.


A new set of briefs on topics including bullying, dropout prevention, and inclusion present the latest in research and best practice for effective school climate reform.


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