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January 25, 2013

N.Y. School District Forgoes School Lunch Subsidies; Ditches Meal Rules

The Niskayuna school district said that although the district has worked hard to implement the new standards students responded very poorly to the revamped meals.

January 24, 2013

Asthma, Linked to Reduced Achievement, Rising Among Children

Asthma has been linked to higher rates of school absenteeism, and from there to lower grades and test scores, although it may not be the sole reason behind low student achievement.

January 08, 2013

One in Five High School Girls Report Binge Drinking

A new CDC report shows binge drinking is a problem for roughly one of every five girls in high school.

December 31, 2012

Some Picks for Favorite Posts (So Far)

In this space, we've tried to bring you the latest news about student engagement, school climate, discipline, and student health and nutrition. We hope we've succeeded.

December 11, 2012

Engagement, Safety, Health Linked to Achievement in Global Data

Student engagement, students' perception of safety at school, and their health played a role in their performance on international tests.

December 03, 2012

Parent's Guide to Drug Prevention Updated

An updated version of the federally produced guide addresses how parents can address the drug-related issues their kids face now.

November 30, 2012

Cigarette Use Drops As Teens Getting Hookah-ed on Smoking

Cigarette smoking among 12- to 17-year-olds dropped from 2002 to 2010 in 41 states; but nearly 20 percent of high school seniors report smoking hookah.

November 29, 2012

Behavior Problems Tied to Lower Grades for Depressed Adolescents

Rather than their depression, behavior problems such as issues with attention, delinquency, and substance abuse hurt these students' grades.

November 27, 2012

Disproportionate Numbers of Young People Have HIV, Don't Know It

About 1 in 15 people living in the United States who has HIV is 13 to 24 years old--and more than half of these young people don't know they have the disease, new CDC estimates show, and the agency says schools must work harder to prevent HIV's spread.

November 13, 2012

Study Suggests Mothers' Stress Can Affect Daughters Later

According to a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teenage girls demonstrated higher levels of anxiety when born into homes with stressed mothers.

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