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Student Well-Being CDC Recommends Shorter Isolation Period for COVID-19
Under the new guidance, students won't need to stay home from school for 5 days.
Student Well-Being Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Teens’ Tobacco and Nicotine Use?
Answer these seven questions about students’ nicotine and tobacco habits.
Student Well-Being Explainer More Students Are Getting Diabetes. Here's What That Means for the Classroom
More than a half million people under 20 could have the chronic health disorder by 2060, and they'll need support from schools.
Student Well-Being Students With Health Conditions Protected Under Federal Law, Education Department Stresses
Asthma, diabetes, allergies, and gastroesophageal reflux disease may trigger student protections under civil rights law.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Unsafe Health Claims Dominate Social Media. Health Class Can Give Students Vetting Tools
Teenagers need better tools to avoid health misinformation, a new analysis finds.
Student Well-Being A New Nicotine Challenge: What Schools Should Know About 'Zyns'
Nicotine pouches evade detection systems set up for vapes. But schools may be able to apply lessons learned from anti-tobacco efforts.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Rx for Reading Gaps: Screen All Students Early for Vision Problems
At a time when nearsightedness is on the rise, a study finds big gaps in students' access to vision screening and care.
Student Achievement What the Research Says What's the Secret to a Long, Healthy Life? Staying in School, a Study Finds
A 59-country analysis finds that every year of schooling extends your life.
Student Well-Being Is There a Link Between Opioids and Youth Suicides? What Educators Need to Know
The rate of suicide deaths among children has been on a mostly upward trajectory for more than a decade.
Student Well-Being Teaching About Grief and Loss: One State's New Requirement for Schools
Schools can play a key role in helping students understand and process grief, experts say.
Teaching Profession From Our Research Center Flu and COVID-19 Are Surging. Here’s How Educators Feel About Masking Now
Respiratory illnesses are on the rise. Only 3 percent of educators say they regularly wear a mask at school.
Teaching Profession ‘Days Off Just Aren’t an Option’: Why Teachers Don’t Use Their Sick Days
Many say it’s more work to be absent, so it’s easier to show up sick.
Law & Courts Producers of Toxic Chemicals in Schools Owe Hundreds of Millions in Damages, Jury Says
Bayer, the company that owns Monsanto, owes more than $850 million to parents and children who suffered prolonged PCB exposure.
Recruitment & Retention Athletic Trainers Are Often Missing From the Sidelines in School Sports
Advocates say athletic trainers are in short supply, despite efforts to require schools to keep them on hand.