A national organization that trains school-based police officers says it supports Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision on federal enforcement of marijuana laws.
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January 08, 2018
December 19, 2017
Cooperative classroom learning may help disrupt students' social circles, introducing them to peers who are less likely to steer them toward alcohol use, researchers found.
November 02, 2017
The final recommendations of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis call for schools to adopt a screening method called SBIRT. How does it work?
October 26, 2017
President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency Thursday, a more limited move than he had pledged. The crisis has had profound impacts on students and schools.
October 06, 2017
A grand jury indicted a sheriff on criminal charges this week after a four-hour schoolwide sweep in which 40 uniformed officers from various law enforcement agencies did forced searches of about 900 students. The case has raised concerns about the rights of students.
August 10, 2017
President Trump said Thursday he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. He called it "a serious problem, the likes of which we've never had."
July 31, 2017
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis also plans to "explore evidence-based prevention programs for schools" before it issues its final recommendations later in the fall.
July 12, 2017
Sessions called upon D.A.R.E.—a drug prevention education program that has been criticized as ineffective and counterproductive—to help address the nation's opioid crisis.
May 15, 2017
Many states require a doctor's note if a student brings sunscreen, an over-the-counter drug, to school. A handful of states have changed that and others are looking to follow suit.
March 22, 2017
A panel of Nevada students has proposed a bill that would require high schools to teach about issues like sexting, consent, and driving under the influence.