Tag Archive: high school

Memory, Part 5: What works?

High school students have to memorize a lot of information. What memory strategies are most effective?

Pain Relief Only One Motive for Opioid Use Among High School Seniors

CHICAGO – Taking opioid drugs without a prescription appears relatively common among high school seniors, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The most common reasons survey respondents gave for taking the medications included relaxation, feeling good or getting high, experimentation and…

School-Based Program Helps Prevent Dating Violence Among Teens, Especially Boys

CHICAGO – A school-based program that integrates information about healthy relationships into the existing ninth-grade curriculum appears to reduce adolescent dating violence and increase condom use two and a half years later, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The effects of…

Is educational status predictable?

The March 2008 issue of School Psychology Quarterly includes data from a 20-year study of kids growing up in high-poverty Chicago neighbourhoods. They looked at a number of factors from birth to adolescence in an effort to predict whether students would graduate from high school and years of completed education. The two biggest predictors of…

School environment and smoking

A study published in the June 2008 issue of the journal BMC Public Health suggests that the high school environment has a significant impact on students’ smoking habits. The quality of teacher-student relationships and their attitude toward school affected smoking rates. The researchers suggested that school-wide interventions could be an effective element of anti-smoking interventions….