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January 26, 2018

Flu Levels Are Especially High This Year. Here's What Schools Need to Know

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.

January 16, 2018

Watch: Parents Push for (and Win) More School Recess Time

Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.

January 10, 2018

School-Based Telemedicine Can Be a Game Changer For Students With Asthma, Study Finds

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

Steer Students Away From Alcohol by Broadening Their Social Circles, Study Says

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

Consent, Contraception, and LGBT Issues: Sex Ed. Bills States Considered in 2017

There were a total of 64 sex education bills proposed in 27 states and Puerto Rico during 2017 legislative sessions.

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.

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