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August 14, 2018

Should High Schoolers Learn to Stop Traumatic Bleeding? The Feds Think So.

The Department of Homeland Security wants to train high school students to treat bleeding during mass casualty events, like school shootings. Here's how the idea fits into larger school safety debates.

July 27, 2018

Competitive Kids Are Specializing in One Sport at Early Ages, Raising Injury Risks

Competitive student athletes are increasingly opting to focus on one sport at earlier ages, increasing their risks of injuries from overuse of the same joints and muscles, doctors say. Here's what schools and coaches can do to help.

July 17, 2018

Fewer Than Half of Schools Report Testing Drinking Water for Lead

Only 43 percent of schools reported testing their drinking water for lead in a 2017 survey released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. Among those districts, 37 percent found elevated levels of lead.

January 26, 2018

Flu Levels Are Especially High This Year. Here's What Schools Need to Know

The country is on track to have one of its worst flu seasons in years, which won't come as a surprise to schools that have seen high rates of absences as the spread of the virus intensified.

January 16, 2018

Watch: Parents Push for (and Win) More School Recess Time

Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.

January 10, 2018

School-Based Telemedicine Can Be a Game Changer For Students With Asthma, Study Finds

For students with asthma, a combination of telemedicine services and taking medication under the supervision of a school nurse cut emergency room visits and hospitalizations in half, a study found.

December 19, 2017

Steer Students Away From Alcohol by Broadening Their Social Circles, Study Says

Cooperative classroom learning may help disrupt students' social circles, introducing them to peers who are less likely to steer them toward alcohol use, researchers found.

December 15, 2017

Consent, Contraception, and LGBT Issues: Sex Ed. Bills States Considered in 2017

There were a total of 64 sex education bills proposed in 27 states and Puerto Rico during 2017 legislative sessions.

November 02, 2017

An Effort to Stop Student Drug Use That Starts With a Simple Conversation at School

The final recommendations of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis call for schools to adopt a screening method called SBIRT. How does it work?

August 28, 2017

Americans Want Schools to Help Poor Students With Things Like Health Care, Poll Finds

Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said.

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