For poet Hala Alyan, year 29 was an "emotional border" comprised of necessary endings and new beginnings.
By Lora Strum
From opinions about gun laws to issues of inequality and immigration tactics, middle and high school students with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab asked teenagers across the country what are on their minds in the countdown to the 2018 midterms.
By Student Reporting Labs
Since 2017, FDA officials have discussed e-cigarettes as a potential tool to ween adult smokers off cigarettes. But now health officials says teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels and is calling on the industry to address the problem…
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
It looks like a flash drive, can be hidden anywhere and doesn't create tell-tale smoke. Across the country, the use of these e-cigarettes are spiking among youth, but parents often aren't even sure what they are and many teens mistakenly…
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
By PBS NewsHour
Early school start times make kids feel jetlagged every day, says behavioral and social scientist Wendy Troxel. She shares her humble opinion on why it’s time to change kids’ morning routines.
By Lora Strum, Victoria Pasquantonio
A comprehensive approach to drug education that builds students' decision-making, goal-setting and self-management skills may work best.
By Jean Twenge, The Conversation
By 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived.
By Mike Fritz, Frank Carlson, Pamela Kirkland
Drug use among teenagers in the U.S. is down, but the mortality rate is rising. As part of our series “America Addicted,” the NewsHour’s Pamela Kirkland visited one so-called recovery school in Indianapolis that is giving new hope to students…
By Margie Skeer, Tufts University
Chances are good that even young teenagers will have heard about opioids and overdose deaths at some point. But Margie Skeer from Tufts University warns that pretending that opioid use is not a problem – or thinking that a child…
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