Education news, analysis, and opinion about issues affecting the health, wellness, mental health, and nutrition of students.
- Student Well-Being Omicron or No, Schools Should Prepare for a Pandemic WinterHere are answers to questions about the new strain, which is considered potentially more infectious than Delta.Student Well-Being Opinion Want Students to 'Build a Better World?' Try Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional LearningThe practice includes expanding students’ networks and developing their awareness of what it feels, looks, and sounds like to manage emotions.Student Well-Being Opinion Social-Emotional Learning and the Perils of Teaching as TherapySEL risks overburdening teachers with responsibilities they aren’t trained for, compromising their ability to build academic skills.Student Well-Being Opinion Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional Learning: How to Get ThereBringing culturally responsive SEL into class can't be done as an add-on. It needs to be integrated into daily routines and academic work.Student Well-Being Fewer Teens Appear to Be Vaping. How Schools Can Keep the MomentumA handful of studies suggest that adolescent e-cigarette use dropped substantially during the pandemic.Student Well-Being Quiz How Much Do You Know About the Needs of the Whole Child?Answer 7 questions to see how much you know about the needs of the whole child.Student Well-Being Flu Vaccinations Among Children Are Down. That Could Spell Trouble for SchoolsThe convergence of flu and COVID-19 infections could exacerbate student absences and staff shortages.Student Well-Being Opinion The Case for Virtual Social and Emotional LearningCan student social and emotional well-being be supported online? Rick Hess speaks with the founder of EmpowerU, which seeks to do just that.Student Well-Being ‘Good Thing I Have Thick Skin’: School Nurses Describe the Pandemic’s TollDuring peak levels of transmission, contact tracing has involved hundreds of students and staff that nurses investigated on a daily basis.Student Well-Being Racial Disparities in Kids' Vaccinations Are Hard to TrackHealth systems have released little data on the racial breakdown of youth vaccinations.Student Well-Being Teaching Social-Emotional Skills is Hard, Time-Consuming, and Necessary, Report SaysGrowing students' social and emotional skills has become a big part of counselors' jobs. But they need more resources to be successful.Student Well-Being With U.S. Aid Money, Schools Put a Bigger Focus on Mental HealthMental health investments have gone into staff training, wellness screenings, and curricula dedicated to social-emotional learning.Student Well-Being Opinion When Students Feel Helpless, Here’s How to Empower ThemWhat all young people need in order to fulfill their dreams and their potential: the conviction that they can shape their own future.Student Well-Being All K-12 Students Can Now Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. Here's What It Means for SchoolsWhile a huge moment for families awaiting a vaccine for their younger children, it might not drastically change the situation in schools.