As many as 7.5 million American students miss 18 or more days of school each year—some 10 to 15 percent of students, and a new public service campaign launched today is attempting to attack the problem.
The nation's oldest, largest antidrug campaign is evolving. One thing that doesn't help: when states legalize drugs, as Colorado and Washington state voted to do with marijuana this week.
"Real Time Coaching" puts mentor teachers right inside new teachers' ears.
A high school debate featuring student representatives of the 2012 presidential candidates models how to engage students in politics.
In a new report, researchers at the Pew Health Group's Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project find that the majority of American children live in states where less-than-healthy snacks are readily available. And more nutritious options, such as fruits and vegetables, are harder to come by for those same kids.
The advocacy group that published the report encourages districts to be more judicious when punishing students via out-of-school suspension to misbehavior that affects student safety.
Flush with $24 million in federal money, the Michigan Department of Education launched an initiative today that hopes to bolster student achievement by working physical and social-emotional learning into instruction.
The U.S. Justice Department said children in Meridian, Miss., are routinely jailed for minor offenses, including school discipline incidents, and punished without due process.
Across all racial groups, the birth rate declined by 25 percent overall from 2007 to 2011, the CDC said in a new report. The birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 17 years was 15.4 per 1,000, 29 percent lower than in 2007, while the rate for teens ages 18-19 years fell to 54.1 per 1,000, which is 25 percent lower than in 2007.
A new study finds that adolescents who had been victimized by peers were more than twice as likely to contemplate suicide than peers.