Teens from low-income families may get health benefits from attending top schools

July 21, 2014 11:15 AM

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Teens from low-income families may get health benefits from attending top schools

CHICAGO -- A study suggests that disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools -- their health may also benefit.

Risky behaviour including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, compared with peers who went to mostly worse schools. The teens were otherwise similar, all from low-income Los Angeles neighbourhoods who applied to top public charter schools that admit stu...

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