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HealthDay News - Health Tip: 'Connected' Students Do Better

March 08, 2018

(HealthDay News) -- Students who feel a like they belong at school have a greater chance of doing well and staying there, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Research confirms that children who feel "connected" to school are more likely to get better grades, stay in school longer, have higher test scores and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking, having sex or carrying a gun, the agency says.

The CDC suggests: