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December 31, 2012

Some Picks for Favorite Posts (So Far)

In this space, we've tried to bring you the latest news about student engagement, school climate, discipline, and student health and nutrition. We hope we've succeeded.

December 11, 2012

Engagement, Safety, Health Linked to Achievement in Global Data

Student engagement, students' perception of safety at school, and their health played a role in their performance on international tests.

December 03, 2012

Parent's Guide to Drug Prevention Updated

An updated version of the federally produced guide addresses how parents can address the drug-related issues their kids face now.

November 30, 2012

Cigarette Use Drops As Teens Getting Hookah-ed on Smoking

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.

November 29, 2012

Behavior Problems Tied to Lower Grades for Depressed Adolescents

Rather than their depression, behavior problems such as issues with attention, delinquency, and substance abuse hurt these students' grades.

November 27, 2012

Disproportionate Numbers of Young People Have HIV, Don't Know It

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.

November 13, 2012

Study Suggests Mothers' Stress Can Affect Daughters Later

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.

November 12, 2012

Study: Children's Headaches Rarely Indicate a Need for Glasses

Ophthalmologists found that the children's eye health and vision test results remained unchanged from previous exams for 75 percent of patients.

November 09, 2012

Parental Involvement Day and CDC to Focus on School Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined with Project Appleseed to release resources and host events for this year's focus on parent engagement in school for the 18th annual parental involvement day.

November 01, 2012

Snacks Sold in School Include Many Fried, Sweet, Salty Options

In a new report, researchers at the Pew Health Group's Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project find that the majority of American children live in states where less-than-healthy snacks are readily available. And more nutritious options, such as fruits and vegetables, are harder to come by for those same kids.

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