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?
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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.
May 19, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.