The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
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June 15, 2016
CPR training is now a high school graduation requirement in more than 30 states after a push from organizations like the American Heart Association. Missouri is the latest to pass such a bill.
May 25, 2016
School nurses help promote student health and address issues like chronic absenteeism, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a position paper.
May 05, 2016
The rule has been pushed by some lawmakers, who've been concerned that a lack of regulation of e-cigarettes has led to increasing use by teens.
April 28, 2016
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
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
A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.
February 05, 2016
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
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
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?