Many states require a doctor's note if a student brings sunscreen, an over-the-counter drug, to school. A handful of states have changed that and others are looking to follow suit.
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May 15, 2017
May 02, 2017
The nation's largest school district will require every public school to make a single-stall restroom available for student use to provide an option for transgender students, gender non-conforming students, and students with medical needs, the district said.
April 13, 2017
California schools saw an increase in fully vaccinated incoming students after the state passed a law restricting so-called philosophical opt-outs from immunization mandates, new data show.
March 22, 2017
A panel of Nevada students has proposed a bill that would require high schools to teach about issues like sexting, consent, and driving under the influence.
February 08, 2017
Claims that vaccines are unsafe have been repeatedly disproved by science, a group of organizations wrote in a letter to President Trump.
January 10, 2017
Outspoken vaccine critic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he agreed to "chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity" at the president-elect's request.
January 06, 2017
In this video J.D. Vance, author "Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," discusses the effects of a changing economy, the roots of the opioid epidemic, and the role of schools in confronting these issues. Plus, a video story about how one West Virginia district is helping students heal after their families are split apart by drug abuse.
December 14, 2016
Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.
August 03, 2016
"There is no evidence that risk for transmission on school properties will be higher than in other areas of the local community," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in guidance to schools.
June 21, 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.