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April 03, 2019

Schools Are Feeding Hungry Students With Meals That Would Have Gone to Waste

Three school districts in Indiana are partnering with a local nonprofit to send healthy frozen meals home on weekends with students whose families are food insecure.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

January 28, 2019

Give Students Free Tampons, Pads, Advocates Say. Here's Why Some Schools Already Do

A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.

January 17, 2019

Opioid Crisis: Online Course Teaches Educators How to Recognize, Respond to Addiction

An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.

December 04, 2018

Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help

With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.

November 15, 2018

To Curb Youth Smoking, Vaping, FDA Announces Plan Aimed at Flavored Products

The Food and Drug Administration announced aggressive steps aimed at curbing teen vaping and smoking Thursday, including restrictions on flavored and menthol products that may be especially appealing to minors.

November 13, 2018

Here's How Juul Aims to Stem Rise of Teen Vaping, a Major Problem for Schools

Under pressure from federal regulators and the public, Juul Labs says aims to slow teenagers' use of its wildly popular e-cigarette product by changing the way it markets and sells the device. Principals say student vaping creates concerns for schools.

September 12, 2018

Teen Vaping Has Hit 'Epidemic Proportions,' FDA Leader Says in Enforcement Call

Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is giving manufacturers of electronic cigarettes 60 days to make plans to limit sales of the vaping products to minors.

September 06, 2018

Lead in Water: Why It Goes Undetected in Many Schools

The Detroit school district made headlines when it discovered lead in some water fountains. Without testing requirements, many schools around the country may not realize they have the same problem.

August 22, 2018

Teaching Comprehensive Sex Education, From Kindergarten Through High School

Comprehensive sexuality education includes everything from basic anatomy to how to have a healthy relationship. Advocates say it should start as early as kindergarten.

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