Category Archives: Student Health

Free birth control pills… in high school?

Newsweek has an article on its education page about whether or not birth control should be free. (Read the text here: http://education.newsweek.com/2010/12/03/should-birth-control-be-free.html.)  Although the article discusses this issue within the context of college campuses, I want to talk about this … Continue reading

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Chronic Student Absenteeism

An article (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/17/AR2010101702366.html?nav=mbot) in the Washington Post examines the problem of absenteeism in public schools. When I saw the headline (“Pr. George’s school officials, advocates tackle chronic absenteeism”), I assumed that the article would cover truancy in high schools – … Continue reading

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