Three school districts in Indiana are partnering with a local nonprofit to send healthy frozen meals home on weekends with students whose families are food insecure.
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April 03, 2019
March 04, 2019
An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."
January 28, 2019
A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.
January 17, 2019
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.
December 04, 2018
With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.
November 15, 2018
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
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 12, 2018
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.
September 06, 2018
The Detroit school district made headlines when it discovered lead in some water fountains. Without testing requirements, many schools around the country may not realize they have the same problem.
August 22, 2018
Comprehensive sexuality education includes everything from basic anatomy to how to have a healthy relationship. Advocates say it should start as early as kindergarten.