Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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September 06, 2019
School administrators can share the latest warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all users refrain from using e-cigarettes while health investigators probe why three people have died and hundreds more, many of them teenagers, have gotten sick.
August 29, 2019
From apples to pork, the USDA is buying food from farmers squeezed by tariffs and sending that food to the nation's public schools.
April 03, 2019
Three school districts in Indiana are partnering with a local nonprofit to send healthy frozen meals home on weekends with students whose families are food insecure.
March 04, 2019
An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."
January 28, 2019
A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.
January 17, 2019
An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.
December 04, 2018
With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.
November 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration announced aggressive steps aimed at curbing teen vaping and smoking Thursday, including restrictions on flavored and menthol products that may be especially appealing to minors.
November 13, 2018
Under pressure from federal regulators and the public, Juul Labs says aims to slow teenagers' use of its wildly popular e-cigarette product by changing the way it markets and sells the device. Principals say student vaping creates concerns for schools.