Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey's 44-year history, far surpassing a mid-1970s surge in marijuana smoking.The findings, released Monday, echo those of a government survey earlier this year. That survey also found a dramatic rise in vaping among children and prompted federal regulators to press for measures that make it harder for kids to get them.Experts attribute the jump to newer versions of e-cigarettes, like those by Juul Labs Inc. that resemble computer flash drives and can be used discreetly.Trina Hale, a junior at South Charleston High School in West Virginia, said vaping - specifically Juul - exploded at her school this year."They can put it in their sleeve or their pocket. They can do it wherever, whenever. They can do it in class if they're sneaky about it," … [Read more...] about Vaping booming in U.S. high schools, survey finds
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POLITICS 08/17/2018 09:02 am ET Our Lives, Our Vote wants to register 50,000 18- and 19-year-olds before the midterm elections. By Kevin Robillard A push to register 50,000 high school students and recent graduates after the massacre in Parkland, Florida, is getting a digital shot in the arm, as the gun control and youth groups leading the charge partner with a progressive digital outfit. ACRONYM, a progressive digital organization that helped power sky-high youth turnout in last year’s Virginia gubernatorial election, is joining up with Our Lives, Our Vote in the effort to register 18- and 19-year old voters across 10 critical states. The partnership is set to be announced Friday. The other major groups in Our Lives, Our Vote are the Tom Steyer-backed NextGen America; the gun control group led by former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, the victim of an assassination attempt; and the Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety. “Young people have … [Read more...] about The Push To Register High School Students To Vote Goes Digital
Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 11:42 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 The Detroit Public Schools Community District wants to create career academies at all of its high schools so students can seek high-growth, high-demand industry jobs. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti has developed a three-year plan for the 22 high schools across the district to get kids ready for either college or technical careers. The plan, which he presented to a curriculum and academic committee of the Board of Education on Monday, would add or expand career academies to focus on in-demand jobs in such fields as information technology, health sciences and engineering. It would also deepen the work going on at the district's three career technical centers — Breithaupt, Golightly and Randolph — by adding programs in such industries as welding, autonomous vehicles and construction design. Other new career program ideas include a teacher … [Read more...] about Vitti plans career academies for all Detroit high schools
Sydney Whalen’s first dorm meeting last fall at the University of Alabama started with a typical icebreaker: Where is everyone from?Several hands went up when her residential adviser asked who was from Alabama and Georgia. It is the South, after all.And what about the Chicago area?“I’m not even kidding — we were the majority in that group,” said Whalen, a freshman from Mokena.For Whalen, a top student at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox, the choice was easy. Alabama offered her a full-tuition scholarship covering four years of undergraduate work. The University of Illinois, which she also considered, did not offer anything.Whalen is part of a growing wave of Illinois high school seniors who, lured in part by generous financial perks, are leaving their home state for college. The number of Illinois freshman students enrolling in universities outside the state has jumped 73 percent since 2000, according to the Illinois Board of Higher … [Read more...] about Growing brain drain: University of Alabama’s gain in drawing Illinois students is a loss for Illinois schools