In "Race for Results," the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation created a new index that uses 12 educational, health, and economic factors to rank how children from major racial and ethnic groups fare in every state.
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April 01, 2014
March 26, 2014
Data show that gang involvement in adolescence affects a broad range of social, health, and behavioral factors into adulthood.
February 25, 2014
First lady Michelle Obama, in a White House conference with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, unveiled proposed new rules that aim to shield students from junk-food advertising during the school day.
February 10, 2014
A study suggests that school drug-testing policies have no significant impact on deterring students from trying or using drugs, while a positive school climate does.
January 14, 2014
Two studies released in the same week make vastly different conclusions about the influence of MTV's hit reality shows about teenage pregnancy.
January 10, 2014
A new study attempts to probe how much the practice can explain adolescent sexual behavior.
December 12, 2013
A Colorado task force recommended educating parents about the risks of not vaccinating their children before allowing them to claim a personal exemption from the requirement.
November 14, 2013
H.R. 2094 will reward schools for stocking epinephrine, the drug used to stop allergy attacks.
November 08, 2013
Child health advocates are hoping Sesame Street can help push back against the fast-food industry.
November 01, 2013
Congress passed a law today that would prioritize certain grant funding based on how prepared schools are for severe allergy attacks.