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  • Teens with chronic illnesses prone to use alcohol and marijuana
    Teens with chronic illnesses prone to use alcohol and marijuana
    Marijuana and alcohol use among teens is a significant public health concern in the United States. A new study has found that these practices are common among a group of medically vulnerable teens—those with chronic illnesses. The findings...
  • Houston’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Competition
    Houston’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Competition
    Do you have a budding writer, performer, or poet aged14-19? If so you may want them to learn about the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, Houston city-wide competition sponsored by Writers in the Schools (WITS) and the Houston Public Library,in...
  • Back to School
    Teaching creative writing series: Introduction
    As the academic world begins to turn its wheels again (some schools have already completed their third week of school), it's the time for teachers to contemplate the best way that to teach. For this series, one local teacher is figuring out...
  • Teen M-Powerment
    Page Parkes Corporation is offering TEEN M- POWERMENT Workshops
    The Page Parkes Corporation will be conducting a life-changing workshop series, TEEN M-POWERMENT, “Know Yourself: The Key to Creating Your Best and Biggest Life” The workshops will feature Iconic Entrepreneur, film producer, founder,...
  • Teaching teens study skills
    Teaching teens study skills
    Dear LA Teacher,My son will be starting school August 17 at our local LAUSD high school, but he needs to do better than he did in middle school these next four years to get into a good college. How can I teach him strong study skills to ensure his...
  • Back to school banter: Top topics to about with teens
    Back to school banter: Top topics to talk about with your teen
    All across the country students are preparing to start a new school year. The preparation process can be both stressful and exciting for parents and teens. In addition to organizing school supplies and checking wardrobes for appropriate school...
  • FlowRider
    Best cruise lines for teens
    With multi-generational family travel on the rise, cruise lines are catering to various age groups in different ways. Some offer free babysitting for young families, for example, while others create shore excursions designed for large family...
  • Dad run over teens: Dad caught on camera trying to run over daughter’s bullies
    Dad runs over teens: Dad caught on camera trying to run over daughter’s bullies
    The dad who tried to run over the 14-year-old teens who bullied his 13-year-old daughter has been arrested after the incident was caught on a cell phone by two witnesses. The video footage shows the dad, 56-year-old Roy Williams, driving his Dodge...
  • Many teens not getting HPV vaccine says CDC
    Many teens not getting HPV vaccine says CDC
    Studies have proven that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the best method to prevent many types of cancer; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on July 30 that many adolescents have not begun the series of three...
  • Teen use of e-cigarettes influenced by peers
    Teen use of e-cigarettes influenced by peers
    Teens are more likely to use electronic cigarettes if their friends use them, a new study suggests. The research, published online July 27 in the journal Pediatrics, found a greater risk of “vaping” by teens was associated with a...
  • Caution Deep Water
    Parenting teens in crisis
    Palo Alto, California has been in the National news in recent months due to the cluster of teen suicides that have occurred in the quiet suburb just south of San Francisco. Many are left wondering "what is the best way to parent a teen in...
  • Stop Now
    Bullying: Is enough being done?
    According to Wikipedia and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One...
  • Oklahoma teens arrested
    Oklahoma teens arrested: Two teens stabbed five family members to death
    Two Oklahoma teens are being held, arrested on charges of suspicion of murder, after police responded to a 911 call and found five family members viciously stabbed to death. Two teenagers – ages 16 and 18 – were taken into custody. A...
  • Enjoying learning music
    Music training in high school nurtures healthy brains
    Music training can have greater benefits than simply being enjoyable. Northwestern University reported on July 20, 2015, that music training which is initiated during high school may improve brain development. A new Northwestern University study...
  • Bob Boroski School of Art
    Bob Boroski School of Art prepares students early for challenging art careers
    Bob Boroski believes that what sets his art school apart from others is that he was an artist first and a teacher second. He has a staff of part time professional instructors that work with him. The Bob Boroski School of Art teaches children,...
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