Education Report Roundup

CDC Urges Schools to Help Control Students’ Asthma

August 12, 2005 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

Schools and communities need to devise strategies for managing high school students’ asthma, a federal report says, in light of the significant incidence of the chronic respiratory disorder among that age group.

More information on “Self-Reported Asthma Among High School Students—United States, 2003” is available from MedScape.

Nearly 20 percent of more than 13,000 high school students surveyed in 2003 said that they had been diagnosed with asthma at some point in their lives, while 16 percent said that they currently had asthma, according to the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among students with asthma, girls were more likely than boys to have had an attack in the past 12 months, while 9th graders were more likely than any other grade surveyed to report that they had had an asthma attack.

The report, released Aug. 12, recommends that schools take research-based steps to help curb asthma, including further student and staff education on the disorder, limits on smoking in school buildings, and adoption of written response plans for students with asthma.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
Start Strong With Solid SEL Implementation: Success Strategies for the New School Year
Join Satchel Pulse to learn why implementing a solid SEL program at the beginning of the year will deliver maximum impact to your students.
Content provided by Satchel Pulse
Teaching Live Online Discussion Seat at the Table: How Can We Help Students Feel Connected to School?
Get strategies for your struggles with student engagement. Bring questions for our expert panel. Help students recover the joy of learning.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Science Webinar
Real-World Problem Solving: How Invention Education Drives Student Learning
Hear from student inventors and K-12 teachers about how invention education enhances learning, opens minds, and preps students for the future.
Content provided by The Lemelson Foundation

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: June 8, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: June 1, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 11, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: April 27, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read