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June 30, 2015

Vaccines: California Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Most Exemptions

California joins West Virginia and Mississippi in eliminating broad philosophical exemptions from state vaccine requirements.

June 25, 2015

Classroom Lessons Help Stressed-Out Students Cope, Study Finds

A Massachusetts-based program has taken aim at curbing high stress levels among millennials and is having some early success, according to researchers.

June 25, 2015

Taking Stock of How States Support Students' Health, Safety, and More

The ASCD indicators, taken from a range of federal sources, include household educational attainment levels, student-to-school counselor ratios, graduation rates by race, bullying data, and more.

June 12, 2015

Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds

New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.

June 11, 2015

Organ-Donation Education Fails to Spur More Donors, Study Finds

Unlike some other statewide programs, teaching students about organ donation hasn't helped increase the number of transplantations.

June 08, 2015

Report: Services For Infants, Toddlers Underfunded, Poorly Aligned

The Center for American Progress says services aimed at improving health and education outcomes for infants and toddlers from low-income families are often underfunded and provided in scattershot fashion.

April 16, 2015

E-Cigarette Use by Middle, High School Students Tripled Last Year

The finding comes from a nationally representative survey of students, which also found many students use multiple forms of tobacco products.

March 27, 2015

Millennials Favor Sex Education, Though Few Find It Useful, Survey Finds

While 3-in-4 young adults support public school sex education, less than half have found it useful in real life situations.

March 18, 2015

Can Boys Help Girls Who Have Body Image Issues?

A UK child health expert is causing a stir by recommending that teachers tackle girls' body image issues by having boys discuss what they think is attractive.

February 19, 2015

Is Parental Consent for Sex Education Classes An Unnecessary Hurdle?

When it comes to sex education, there's a huge difference between requiring schools to seek parental consent for all students and allowing some parents to opt their students out, advocates say.

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