drug prevention

Advocates: Early Education Key to Reducing Crime

The key to eradicating crime and violent behavior, say organizers with the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, is to invest more resources in early care and child education.

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Should Middle School Kids Take Drug Tests?

In school districts around the country children in grades as low as middle school are required to take a drug test before they can play sports or take part in drama or other extracurricular activities. Parental outrage has been swiftly followed by lawsuits, according to theNew York Times. States where middle schools conduct drug testing include Florida, Alabama, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio, New Jersey and Texas.

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Santa Clara (Calif.) School Principal Charged with Selling Meth

Opening up a new avenue of investigation, authorities have found something even more disturbing in the home of a Santa Clara elementary school principal than methamphetamine and a date-rape drug—10 hidden cameras, including one tucked inside a Teddy bear.

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Some Oregon Middle Schools Testing Students for Drugs

Two schools districts in Oregon are among a growing number of districts nationwide using random drug tests in middle school.

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Some Oregon Schools Start Drug Testing in Middle School

Ore­gon’s Scio and Central Linn school districts are among a growing number of districts nationwide using random drug tests in middle school.

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NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills to Students — Without Telling Parents

The Department of Education is giving morning-after pills and other birth-control drugs to students at 13 New York high schools, The Post has learned.

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Indiana: Eastern Howard Schools School District Beefs Up Drug Test Policies

Students in a central Indiana school district who test positive for drug use could lose the right to participate in extracurricular activities and be forced to undergo counseling as part of changes to the district's drug testing policy.

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NW Mo. School District Starts Random Drug Testing

Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district's 700 students will be subject to random drug testingwhen classes resume later this month.

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A New Prescription for Fighting Drug Abuse

Raising student awareness about the consequences of prescription drugs has taken on a new urgency.
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House Education Panel Bans Nicotine Use in Schools

The Iowa House Education Committee has unanimously approved a bill banning the use of all nicotine products on school property, amid fears new smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products are easier for students to use. 

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