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April 24, 2013

Gun Injuries in Children Need More Study, Better Prevention

While public health research has helped reduce deaths from car crashes and drowning, a ban on federal funding for firearms research has crippled the investigation of gun violence and how to best prevent it.

April 22, 2013

The Cinnamon Challenge and Why Schools Need to Know Pop Culture

A new study on the medical consequences of the popular Cinnamon Challenge shows more proof that schools can add valuable context to cultural trends.

April 17, 2013

School Boards Join Movement Against Out-of-School Suspensions

The National School Boards Association has labeled the use of out-of-school suspensions a "crisis" in a new report. The NSBA's new policy guide, developed jointly with the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, for school board members urges change, citing statistics that show 3.3 million student...

April 10, 2013

Blood Lead Levels High in More Than Half Million U.S. Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 535,000 children ages 1 to 5 nationwide who have elevated blood levels, which can have an effect on academic achievement.

April 08, 2013

Strict Rules for School Meals Could Cut Obesity in Low-Income Students

Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.

April 08, 2013

New Analysis Bolsters Case Against Suspension, Researchers Say

The authors cite a statistic they label "most disturbing": Some 36 percent of all black male students with disabilities were suspended out of school during the 2009-10 school year.

April 05, 2013

Researchers Refute NRA Proposal to Arm Someone at Every School

Researchers who analyzed the NRA school safety proposal say it's expensive to implement, could increase the potential for injuries, and fails to get at the roots of the school violence.

April 01, 2013

Television and Video Games Don't Create Maladjusted Children

A new study of children in the United Kingdom shows that neither television nor video-game exposure determines a child's prosocial tendencies.

March 26, 2013

Principals Appear to Lack Training in Addressing School Climate

An analysis found 43 states include developing a positive school culture in their standards for principals, but most aren't ensuring that principals have that training.

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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