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December 03, 2019

Why Schools That Banned Chocolate Milk Are Bringing It Back

Some school districts are concerned that banning chocolate or other flavored milk means students will miss out on important nutrients. But that's not the only reason they are reversing their bans.

November 26, 2019

4 Questions for a Student Gun-Reform Activist

Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."

November 20, 2019

Home Nurse Visits Help Prepare Low-Income Children for School, Research Finds

Research on the impacts of a program that provides nurse home visits for low-income expectant mothers underscores the idea that setting up children to succeed academically starts long before even preschool.

October 17, 2019

Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show

Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 06, 2019

Stop Vaping, CDC Warns, as Deaths and Illness Linked to E-Cigarettes Grows

School administrators can share the latest warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all users refrain from using e-cigarettes while health investigators probe why three people have died and hundreds more, many of them teenagers, have gotten sick.

August 29, 2019

How School Lunches Are Getting a Boost From the Trade War

From apples to pork, the USDA is buying food from farmers squeezed by tariffs and sending that food to the nation's public schools.

April 03, 2019

Schools Are Feeding Hungry Students With Meals That Would Have Gone to Waste

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.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

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

Give Students Free Tampons, Pads, Advocates Say. Here's Why Some Schools Already Do

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

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.

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