The generally favorable trends are the opposite for some students, however, depending on the type of behavior and the students' age.
A new study shows that a major 1998 settlement aiming to take tobacco out of movies worked wonders. But alcohol hasn't gone anywhere.
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.
Good teeth may lead to good grades, so it behooves schools to pay attention when governments tinker with municipal water systems.
Some countries invest in school meals even though the cost can be 50 percent of the annual budget for educating a child.
In a revamped version of an NCLB waiver application, nine California districts would rate schools heavily on social and emotional factors and school climate.
The days at Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools in the Moore, Okla., school district had started out like any other. And then they were blown away.
The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.
The money comes from a federal grant program for school districts, colleges, and universities that have experienced violence—often in the form of school shootings.
In the latest figures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the overall rate dropped 25 percent since 2007, and about 50 percent since 1991.