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Sex ed lacking in schools, CDC report finds

Alison DeNisco
February, 2016

Fewer than half of high schools and only one-fifth of middle schools offer comprehensive sex education, according to a December report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Schools can’t do sex ed alone

Jonathan Zimmerman
February, 2016
New York University education professor Jonathan Zimmerman’s new book looks at the history of sex ed and how schools can give students the information they want about healthy behaviors.

New York University education professor Jonathan Zimmerman’s new book looks at the history of sex ed and how schools can use technology and connections with community groups to give students the information they want about healthy behaviors.

Make room for a sensory break

Ariana Fine
February, 2016
Occupational therapist Jennifer Stell works on one student’s balance and strength using a therapy ball.

Photo Essay: A ball pit, trampoline, squeeze machine, swing, balance beam and tactile boxes offer a sensory break from overstimulation—bright lights, loud noises and constant motion of a classroom—to elementary students at Woodbury City Public Schools in New Jersey.

Diabetes care needs a boost in many schools

Alison DeNisco
February, 2016
The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School program educates parents and district staff about students’ rights to school services.

A number of schools fail to provide routine care such as blood sugar monitoring and insulin shots for a growing number of diabetic students—in violation of federal law, health experts say.

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