Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.
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So far, there are a handful of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, but at least two schools have had scares. Some districts are stressing basic, but important prevention strategies, including frequent hand washing.
January 24, 2020
Education Week spoke to two district nutrition directors and one child nutrition expert to discuss the most important changes to come from USDA's new rules for school meals.
December 16, 2019
The number is even higher among students in special education and those who don't identify as either male or female. But the analysis also shows that a majority of students say they know how to cope when they are feeling upset.
December 03, 2019
Some school districts are concerned that banning chocolate or other flavored milk means students will miss out on important nutrients. But that's not the only reason they are reversing their bans.
November 26, 2019
Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."
November 20, 2019
Research on the impacts of a program that provides nurse home visits for low-income expectant mothers underscores the idea that setting up children to succeed academically starts long before even preschool.
October 17, 2019
Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
September 06, 2019
School administrators can share the latest warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all users refrain from using e-cigarettes while health investigators probe why three people have died and hundreds more, many of them teenagers, have gotten sick.
August 29, 2019
From apples to pork, the USDA is buying food from farmers squeezed by tariffs and sending that food to the nation's public schools.