May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To help the millions of children across the U.S. who have a mental health condition, treatment gaps have to be closed.
With outbreaks in five states, school nurses are on the front lines again. The nurse shortage across the country continues to threaten student heath.
The “nerve-wracking” school nurse shortage is one of the reasons why 3,000 members of the Oakland Education Association are on strike.
The switch to a later start time can be challenging, but there is a reason why more school districts are taking this big step.
As more families struggle with opioid addiction, educators face the terrible trickle-down effects on students.
While federal officials mull over their options, educators are on the front lines of efforts to curb students’ e-cigarette use.
Research suggests social media is increasing student anxiety and depression, eclipsing any positive role it could potentially play.
With one in five children ages 13-18 living with a mental health condition, more schools are creating comprehensive, systemic programs to address the problem.
Too few schools test for lead, and those that find it have scant support to fix the problem. Educator unions are fighting to change that.
Recognition of the importance of school nurses will hopefully help move stalled legislation in Congress that will help schools hire more full-time nurses.