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4/28/2014

Know! Your Family History and Share it

Most families are well aware and proud to point out the talents and passions that have been passed on from generation to generation (athletic ability, musical gifts, artistic skills, etc.). Most are also well aware of specific health issues that run in the family (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.), and many are conscientious to not only share such information with their children, but to encourage by example, healthy behavioral choices to avoid them.


4/25/2014

Know! Alcohol's Female Effect

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. In this Know! Parent Tip we focus on alcohol’s effects specific to young females.

Many adults assume that underage drinking mostly involves boys. That assumption however, is false. In fact, girls have not only caught up to boys when it comes to drinking, but in many cases have surpassed them. According to results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, among youth aged 12 to 17, the percentage of females who were current drinkers (13.2 percent) was higher than their male counterparts (12.6 percent).


4/22/2014

Grade or Subject Acceleration and Impact on Third Grade Reading Guarantee

State law requires all school districts to develop and use a student acceleration policy. This law allows a district committee to place a student in a higher level than is typical, given the student’s age. 


3/24/2014

Know! The Link Between ADHD and Substance Abuse

Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) places both boys and girls at an increased risk for teenage substance abuse (according to a large-scale study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences).


3/5/2014

Know! Alert - Cough Syrup Abuse

In this Know! Alert we are warning teachers and school administrators about youth getting high on cough syrup. While young people abusing cough medicine is nothing new, is seems to have grown again in popularity, with one in 10 teens partaking nationwide.


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