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CBS News--Vaping has created teen nicotine addicts with few treatment options
The FDA is holding a hearing Friday morning to address the alarming spike in teen vaping and how to help those who want to kick the habit. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 20 percent of high school students admitted to using an electronic cigarette within the last 30 days – up more than 77 percent since 2017.
It's a disturbing trend and one that has parents and doctors scrambling for a reasonable solution. But the options for treating nicotine addiction in children is limited at a time when teen vaping is exploding in popularity, reports CBS News' David Begnaud.
CBS News| January 18, 2019, 8:23 AM
Star Ledger--Those PARCC rules killed by the court? They’re not dead yet. Now, lawmakers might save them.
New Jersey might be close to avoiding a looming crisis over its controversial high school graduation rules.
But it’s not the fix critics who won a legal battle to overturn the rules had said they wanted.
Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jan 18; Posted Jan 18
NY Times--Democrats Are United on Teacher Strikes. But They’re in a ‘Gladiator Fight’ Over Education.
When 30,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike on Monday, prominent Democrats — and potential presidential candidates — lined up to give their blessings.
Senator Kamala Harris of California said she was “standing in solidarity” with teachers, who are demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff.
“I’m with teachers all the way,” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said on Twitter.
Senators Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders all shared similar sentiments about a strike that has drawn broad public support but disrupted the routines of half a million, mostly low-income children.
Dana Goldstein| Jan. 18, 2019