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March 08, 2013

'Risk Avoidance' Sex Education Is the New Abstinence-Only

A bill would grant $550 million in federal funding for abstinence-only education, after a report found that young adults are responsible for half of all new cases of sexually transmitted infections.

March 08, 2013

School Policies Show Promise, Problems in Providing Mental Health Care

Local school policies can get in the way, but there is promise in training for teachers and in schools' emphasis on social-emotional learning.

March 05, 2013

School Food Directors Want to Slow, Adjust School Meal Rules

Implementing rules about school breakfast is just too much as districts struggle with the many changes to school lunch this year, some school district food directors say.

March 01, 2013

First Lady Unveils Effort to Get Kids Active at Least an Hour a Day

Michelle Obama wants schools to help students get the recommend 60 minutes of daily physical activity and has lined up partners to help them accomplish the goal.

February 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Tells Schools to Address Teen Sexual Violence

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.

February 26, 2013

Out-of-School Suspensions, Expulsions Denounced by Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.

February 26, 2013

Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Bold on AIDS Education, Dies at 96

Dr. Koop said that because education was the best AIDS prevention strategy, and since AIDS was spread primarily through sex, sex education should begin in 3rd grade.

February 25, 2013

Young People Contract Half of All New STD Cases in U.S.

But sexually active young people make up just 25 percent of the American population.

February 21, 2013

States, Feds Unveil Strategies Focused on Children's Mental Health Needs

State and federal proposals have been proposed to improve school- and community-based mental health services, and there's a national campaign to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

February 13, 2013

Best Treatment for Childhood Trauma Remains Elusive

But school-based treatments do appear to more effective than others.

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