Cigarette smoking among 12- to 17-year-olds dropped from 2002 to 2010 in 41 states; but nearly 20 percent of high school seniors report smoking hookah.
Parents in Santa Clarita Valley, Calif., have been enrolling enough of their children in a random drug testing program that the school wishes to expand it.
Rather than their depression, behavior problems such as issues with attention, delinquency, and substance abuse hurt these students' grades.
In all, the agency said it received 28,971 complaints from 2009 to 2012, more than in any previous four-year period in its history. More than half were about disability issues.
About 1 in 15 people living in the United States who has HIV is 13 to 24 years old--and more than half of these young people don't know they have the disease, new CDC estimates show, and the agency says schools must work harder to prevent HIV's spread.
Only one of every two dogs is actually eating students' homework, according to a new installment of a biennial study of student character.
A Frontline documentary offers a wrenching account of the impacts of poverty on three American families and their young children.
A sweeping analysis of student mobility in Ohio has found a number of revolving-door districts, where students perform no better, if not worse, than the economically disadvantaged.
But the real question is whether parents who feel more confident helping their children learn reading and math after watching the show would be OK with their kids bringing home an elephant, taking their toy robots for a swim, or make cakes out of radishes instead of carrots.
According to a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teenage girls demonstrated higher levels of anxiety when born into homes with stressed mothers.