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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February 19, 2015
February 06, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.
February 05, 2015
Health officials are not sure if the measles cluster in Palatine, Ill., is related to the outbreak that started in California, but the cluster is drawing attention to vaccination gaps.
February 05, 2015
California lawmakers have proposed eliminating a "personal belief" exemption from the state's vaccine requirements.
January 27, 2015
A study of 10,433 California babies born with a very low birth weight in 2010-11 found that many were not referred to a free statewide program that provides follow-up care.
January 22, 2015
A rash of measles cases linked to Disneyland have caused many to take another look at exemptions from mandatory vaccination policies.
January 07, 2015
Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors, a study found.
January 06, 2015
Some schools are making special efforts to address prescription drugs in their drug abuse prevention programs, in part because of concern that abuse of painkillers can lead to heroin use.
January 02, 2015
A bill filed by a Missouri legislator would require that state's department of social services to create incentives to encourage health clinics to locate in high-poverty schools.
December 31, 2014
Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.