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Student Health

When students are unwell — whether they have a run-of-the-mill cold, a chronic illness, or a mental health condition like depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — it is more difficult for them to learn. Many more students face chronic physical and mental health challenges than in years past, making this a vital area about which education reporters should learn.

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More About Student Health

Data/Research: Student Health
This EWA tip sheet has a wealth of data sources that are useful when covering adolescents, including several guidelines for finding health and wellness data
History and Background: Student Health
Although in the earliest days of public school, attending school itself was considered a way to improve students’ health, the true era of school health started around 1850
Glossary: Student Health
Some key concepts for a better undertanding of this topic
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