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.
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December 14, 2016
Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.
August 03, 2016
"There is no evidence that risk for transmission on school properties will be higher than in other areas of the local community," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in guidance to schools.
June 21, 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
June 15, 2016
CPR training is now a high school graduation requirement in more than 30 states after a push from organizations like the American Heart Association. Missouri is the latest to pass such a bill.
May 25, 2016
School nurses help promote student health and address issues like chronic absenteeism, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a position paper.
May 05, 2016
The rule has been pushed by some lawmakers, who've been concerned that a lack of regulation of e-cigarettes has led to increasing use by teens.
April 28, 2016
Births to American teenagers have dropped 40 percent in the last decade, hitting an all-time low in 2014, new federal data show. But Hispanic and black teens still have significantly higher rates than their white peers.
April 28, 2016
Naloxone can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives. A company will offer the drug to all U.S. high schools.
April 04, 2016
A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.