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December 31, 2013

Is Parental Input the Key to Healthy Student Eating Habits?

Researchers say updating parents on their children's eating habits at school is a cheap, quick way to encourage healthy choices.

December 12, 2013

Mandate Education Before Vaccine Opt-Out, Colorado Task Force Says

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 18, 2013

Colorado Charter School Angers Parents With Bullying Simulation

The leader of a Colorado charter school sought to combat bullying by trying to show students how it feels.

June 10, 2013

What's the Best Way to Measure School Climate?

The quality of the survey is especially critical in New York, where scores from the survey are one of the only non-academic indicators used in annual school report cards.

May 31, 2013

New Service Allows Students to Share STD Status Via Text

Already, the Los Angeles school district is giving 7th and 9th grade health teachers the option of introducing students to the free service, Qpid.me.

May 01, 2013

Will Shift on Morning-After Pill Increase Availability in Schools?

Could one form of emergency contraception become more widely available at schools now that the FDA has eliminated the need for a prescription for girls 15 and older?

April 29, 2013

State Lawmakers Recognize Education of 'Whole Child'

A new Arkansas law lists ways for educators to meet "the comprehensive needs of Arkansas children at each stage of a child's development from birth to postsecondary education or career."

April 04, 2013

New Report Cards Consider School Climate

In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.

March 29, 2013

Parents' Unemployment Affects Students at Home, School

One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.

March 25, 2013

Drug Testing in Middle School Can Cut Use as Students Age

Students randomly tested for alcohol in middle school seem less likely to drink and use drugs during those middle grades, and they are less likely to drink when they get older.

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