Education Study: For poor teens, better schools equal less risky behavior

Low-income teens are less likely to join gangs, binge on alcohol, or engage in other 'very risky' health behaviors when they are enrolled in high-ranking charter schools, a new study finds.  

By , Correspondent

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Low-income teenagers are significantly less likely to engage in certain risky health behaviors, such as gang membership and binge drinking, when they attend high-performing schools, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.