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January 17, 2019

Opioid Crisis: Online Course Teaches Educators How to Recognize, Respond to Addiction

An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.

November 15, 2018

To Curb Youth Smoking, Vaping, FDA Announces Plan Aimed at Flavored Products

The Food and Drug Administration announced aggressive steps aimed at curbing teen vaping and smoking Thursday, including restrictions on flavored and menthol products that may be especially appealing to minors.

November 13, 2018

Here's How Juul Aims to Stem Rise of Teen Vaping, a Major Problem for Schools

Under pressure from federal regulators and the public, Juul Labs says aims to slow teenagers' use of its wildly popular e-cigarette product by changing the way it markets and sells the device. Principals say student vaping creates concerns for schools.

September 21, 2018

E-Cigarettes Aren't Just for Tobacco: Students Use Them for Marijuana, Too

Nearly 1 in 3 high school students and 1 in 4 middle school students have reported having smoked marijuana using electronic cigarettes, according to a survey.

September 12, 2018

Teen Vaping Has Hit 'Epidemic Proportions,' FDA Leader Says in Enforcement Call

Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is giving manufacturers of electronic cigarettes 60 days to make plans to limit sales of the vaping products to minors.

January 08, 2018

School Police Group Supports Change in Federal Marijuana-Law Enforcement

A national organization that trains school-based police officers says it supports Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision on federal enforcement of marijuana laws.

December 19, 2017

Steer Students Away From Alcohol by Broadening Their Social Circles, Study Says

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

An Effort to Stop Student Drug Use That Starts With a Simple Conversation at School

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

Trump Declares Opioid Abuse a Public Health Emergency. It's a Crisis for Schools, Too

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

Schoolwide Body Searches Lead to Criminal Charges for Sheriff, Deputies

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.

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