President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency Thursday, a more limited move than he had pledged. The crisis has had profound impacts on students and schools.
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October 26, 2017
October 06, 2017
A grand jury indicted a sheriff on criminal charges this week after a four-hour schoolwide sweep in which 40 uniformed officers from various law enforcement agencies did forced searches of about 900 students. The case has raised concerns about the rights of students.
August 10, 2017
President Trump said Thursday he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. He called it "a serious problem, the likes of which we've never had."
July 31, 2017
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis also plans to "explore evidence-based prevention programs for schools" before it issues its final recommendations later in the fall.
July 12, 2017
Sessions called upon D.A.R.E.—a drug prevention education program that has been criticized as ineffective and counterproductive—to help address the nation's opioid crisis.
May 15, 2017
Many states require a doctor's note if a student brings sunscreen, an over-the-counter drug, to school. A handful of states have changed that and others are looking to follow suit.
March 22, 2017
A panel of Nevada students has proposed a bill that would require high schools to teach about issues like sexting, consent, and driving under the influence.
January 06, 2017
In this video J.D. Vance, author "Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," discusses the effects of a changing economy, the roots of the opioid epidemic, and the role of schools in confronting these issues. Plus, a video story about how one West Virginia district is helping students heal after their families are split apart by drug abuse.
December 13, 2016
Teenagers' use of drugs and alcohol showed a steep decline in 2016, new data show, dropping to rates the nation hasn't seen since the 1990s.
December 06, 2016
The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.