The country is on track to have one of its worst flu seasons in years, which won't come as a surprise to schools that have seen high rates of absences as the spread of the virus intensified.
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January 26, 2018
January 16, 2018
Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.
January 10, 2018
For students with asthma, a combination of telemedicine services and taking medication under the supervision of a school nurse cut emergency room visits and hospitalizations in half, a study found.
December 19, 2017
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.
December 15, 2017
There were a total of 64 sex education bills proposed in 27 states and Puerto Rico during 2017 legislative sessions.
November 02, 2017
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?
August 28, 2017
Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said.
August 09, 2017
A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.
July 31, 2017
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis also plans to "explore evidence-based prevention programs for schools" before it issues its final recommendations later in the fall.
July 26, 2017
During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community.