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November 02, 2017

An Effort to Stop Student Drug Use That Starts With a Simple Conversation at School

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

Americans Want Schools to Help Poor Students With Things Like Health Care, Poll Finds

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

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

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

Trump Urged to Declare State of Emergency Over Opioid Crisis

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

Millions of Students Miss Out on School Meals During Summer

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.

May 19, 2017

Watch: Want Healthier Schools? This District Started With Its Teachers

When the North Allegheny district took a bold approach to school wellness, starting with its teachers. The ambitious plan included challenging teachers to run a local marathon in relay teams.

May 15, 2017

States Reconsider Sunscreen as Banned Drug in Schools

Many states require a doctor's note if a student brings sunscreen, an over-the-counter drug, to school. A handful of states have changed that and others are looking to follow suit.

May 02, 2017

New York City Requires All Public Schools to Offer Students Single-Stall Restrooms

The nation's largest school district will require every public school to make a single-stall restroom available for student use to provide an option for transgender students, gender non-conforming students, and students with medical needs, the district said.

April 13, 2017

More California Students Vaccinated After Change in Law, Data Show

California schools saw an increase in fully vaccinated incoming students after the state passed a law restricting so-called philosophical opt-outs from immunization mandates, new data show.

March 22, 2017

Should Schools Teach About Sexting, Consent? Nevada Students Pitch Rule

A panel of Nevada students has proposed a bill that would require high schools to teach about issues like sexting, consent, and driving under the influence.

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