In this video J.D. Vance, author "Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," discusses the effects of a changing economy, the roots of the opioid epidemic, and the role of schools in confronting these issues. Plus, a video story about how one West Virginia district is helping students heal after their families are split apart by drug abuse.
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December 13, 2016
Teenagers' use of drugs and alcohol showed a steep decline in 2016, new data show, dropping to rates the nation hasn't seen since the 1990s.
December 06, 2016
The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.
June 21, 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
June 20, 2016
Rates of marijuana use by Colorado teens have remained relatively stable in recent years, even after the state legalized the drug for recreational use, survey data show.
May 05, 2016
The rule has been pushed by some lawmakers, who've been concerned that a lack of regulation of e-cigarettes has led to increasing use by teens.
April 28, 2016
Naloxone can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives. A company will offer the drug to all U.S. high schools.
February 05, 2016
Around the country, more educators and policy makers are considering whether schools should stock naloxone, which can reverse the effects of a heroin or prescription opioid overdose.
July 09, 2015
A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.
June 12, 2015
New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.