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What Alcohol Does to Teens

We’ve written before about how drugs affect teens bodies and their brains, and we continue our series here with how alcohol affects teens. A teenager’s brain is constantly being redesigned and restructured under the influence of massive hormonal changes. Add to this the influence of a drug like alcohol, and it can be a dangerous combination.

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Understanding Teen Online Behaviors to Set Safe, Smart Boundaries

With the explosion of Internet-connected and handheld devices in the last decade (the first iPhone debuted in 2007), children today have access to laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and more. With these devices come a new set of parenting challenges and responsibilities to keep kids safe not only from online peers and cyberbullying but also sexual predators and people seeking to do them harm online.

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Tween & Teen Mental Health: ADHD

We continue our series about adolescent mental health because understanding the nuances of ADHD and teen mental health can help educators make a meaningful difference in a child’s life.

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Hungry Kids in the Learning Environment

In this post, we will take a closer look at hunger in America and how it affects households with children in their daily lives, including what effect it has on students’ learning environment in school.

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How Can Communities and Community Coalitions Engage with Education?

A public school is at the core of its neighborhood, bringing together families, students, educators, and community partners to provide education, enrichment, and opportunities to learn and thrive. Community-based coalitions offer neighborhoods the chance to combine and leverage resources from multiple and diverse sources in furtherance of these goals. Well-implemented school and community partnership programs have […]

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