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November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

October 30, 2014

School Will Allow Girl to Return After Barring Her Out of Fear of Ebola Exposure

The school had originally required the girl to stay home after her family traveled to Nigeria. The reconsideration follows a lawsuit by the student's father.

October 29, 2014

Family Sues After School Bars Student Because of Feared Ebola Exposure

Do schools have the legal authority to require students to stay home because of feared Ebola exposure?

October 15, 2014

Ebola: Some Schools Shut Down; Others Screening for Virus

School districts in Ohio and Texas have closed some schools after learning that students or staff were on a commercial flight with a nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

October 01, 2014

Dallas Schools Respond to Students' Possible Ebola Exposure

Five students who attend four Dallas schools may have had contact with an Ebola patient while he was displaying symptoms, officials said Wednesday.

August 25, 2014

CDC: More Teens Trying E-Cigarettes After Never Smoking Conventional Cigarettes

The study confirms statements of some public health officials, who've warned the products are luring in young users through clever marketing.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

August 05, 2014

How to Build a 'Safe Routes to School' Program in a Rural District

A new fact sheet details how rural districts can encourage their students to walk and bike to school.

July 23, 2014

Five Takeaways From Congress' Latest Hearing on School Lunch Rules

Like all discussions about school food lately, the latest Congressional hearing on child nutrition reauthorization focused on whether schools have struggled to meet new federal nutrition rules.

July 10, 2014

New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles

The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.

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