teens

  • New data show that more youth today have healthier behaviors than 25 years ago

    NATALIA E. PANE Child Trends Youth have healthier behaviors today than they did 25 years ago, according to new data from the Youth Behavior Surveillance Survey. This data set, which has been released biannually for more than 25 years, is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...
  • Raising Minimum Wage Helps Teens, Their Families

    Andrea Sears Public News Service BOSTON – A new study from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center says raising the minimum wage has little impact on teen unemployment, but can have a big impact on teens and their families. On Monday, 18 states saw their minimum wages increase, but Massachusetts wasn’t...
  • GRAHAM, DURBIN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN DREAM ACT

    Would Give Immigrant Students a Path to Citizenship WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced the Dream Act, which would allow immigrant students who grew up in the United States to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually American citizenship.  These young people, known as Dreamers,...
  • Childhood Trauma—It Happens More Than You Think

    NAPS Traumatic experiences happen—but when they happen to children, it can affect their view of the world, their sense of safety, their development, and even their longer-term physical and mental health. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than two-thirds of children reported at...
  • How Two Local Teens Became College-Ready

    Three tips for choosing the right high school Special to El Observador When choosing a high school, there are many factors to consider. Among the biggest consideration for many is whether a school will help prepare each student for college. Looking at the class of 2016, about 55 percent...
  • Popular Kids Can Help Curb Bullying

    Colleen Logan NAPS  Contrary to previous research that suggested that as students’ popularity increased so did their bullying behavior, many parents may be surprised to learn the results of a recent study from Princeton, Rutgers and Yale Universities. It found that popular kids who publicly stand up against bullying...
  • How To Help Your Teen Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

    NAPS Although childhood obesity rates have leveled off, obesity rates for teens have doubled in recent years—but you can protect them. Today, one in every five teens ages 12 to 19 is obese. Obesity in the early stages of life is more likely to follow into adulthood. But it...