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April 28, 2016

Teen Birth Rates Hit All-Time Low, But Disparities Persist

Births to American teenagers have dropped 40 percent in the last decade, hitting an all-time low in 2014, new federal data show. But Hispanic and black teens still have significantly higher rates than their white peers.

April 28, 2016

Drug to Treat Opioid, Heroin Overdoses Offered Free to All U.S. High Schools

Naloxone can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives. A company will offer the drug to all U.S. high schools.

April 04, 2016

Trauma-Informed Practices Will Help Tackle Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon

A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.

February 05, 2016

All Pennsylvania Schools Will Carry Opioid Overdose Drug

Around the country, more educators and policy makers are considering whether schools should stock naloxone, which can reverse the effects of a heroin or prescription opioid overdose.

January 15, 2016

Federal Officials Urge Collaboration Between Schools, Health Care Providers

Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

December 09, 2015

Sex Education Programs Fall Short of CDC Recommendations in Many States

Many U.S. high schools and middle schools fall short of meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for sex education programs. How does your state stack up?

August 17, 2015

New School Year May Trigger Uptick in Headaches for Some Students

Changes in routines associated with the end of summer, a lack of sleep, academic stress, poor hydration, and prolonged screen time may contribute to higher levels of kids' headaches in the fall, doctors speculated.

August 14, 2015

Body Mass Index Reports Have No Effect on Student Health, Study Says

Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.

August 11, 2015

Fact-Checking John Oliver on Sex Education (Spoiler: He Was Accurate)

A segment from HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took on the patchwork of sex education policies in America's schools. Here's a rundown of the facts on teaching about consent, contraceptives, and abstinence.

July 31, 2015

National HIV Strategy Includes Call for Effective Sex Education in Schools

The White House's updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy includes a goal of reducing the number of new diagnoses by at least 25 percent by 2020 in part through sex education.

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