This week in health news, we discuss teens who lack financial literacy, the impact of teens' lack of sleep, and more. Check back every Friday for the latest headlines you may have missed!

Here's why you should make the switch to skills-based health education, according to a middle school teacher—and a few of her former students. 

In the April 2017 issue of Choices, we told the story of Lexi Brock, a multiracial teen who discovered a new sense of purpose while working on a school assignment. Tracy Potash—one of our fantastic teacher advisers and a language arts intervention teacher from Pennington, New Jersey—shares how she used the article to inspire her own students. 

This week in news about teens, we discuss the benefits of "nap pods," teen relationships,  and more!

Has the hit Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, come up in your classroom yet? It's likely it will soon, since a second season of the show is in the works. Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith is here with what you need to know, and advice on how you can handle the difficult topics the show exposes.

This week in teen news, we discuss an art program alternative for teens who face a jail sentence, the uptick in teen suicide-related hospitalizations, and more.