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April 04, 2013

New Report Cards Consider School Climate

In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.

March 28, 2013

Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Schools Not Violating Privacy Rights

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that actions by drug-sniffing dogs constitute a search of property.

March 25, 2013

Drug Testing in Middle School Can Cut Use as Students Age

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.

March 05, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds Dogs Sniffing Student Backpacks

Judges held that a five-minute dog-sniff of student belongings in a classroom while students were not present did not violate the Fourth Amendment.

February 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Tells Schools to Address Teen Sexual Violence

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.

February 13, 2013

Best Treatment for Childhood Trauma Remains Elusive

But school-based treatments do appear to more effective than others.

January 08, 2013

One in Five High School Girls Report Binge Drinking

A new CDC report shows binge drinking is a problem for roughly one of every five girls in high school.

December 03, 2012

Parent's Guide to Drug Prevention Updated

An updated version of the federally produced guide addresses how parents can address the drug-related issues their kids face now.

November 30, 2012

Cigarette Use Drops As Teens Getting Hookah-ed on Smoking

Cigarette smoking among 12- to 17-year-olds dropped from 2002 to 2010 in 41 states; but nearly 20 percent of high school seniors report smoking hookah.

November 29, 2012

Parent Enthusiasm Leads District to Expand Drug-Test Program

Parents in Santa Clarita Valley, Calif., have been enrolling enough of their children in a random drug testing program that the school wishes to expand it.

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