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- Student Well-Being What Is the 'Mentoring Gap,' and How Can Schools Help Close It?Overall, more young people have access to mentors, but Gen Z has fallen a bit behind millennials.Student Well-Being What the Research Says How a School District Used Music Teaching to Keep Students ConnectedA wider variety of music programs may help students feel more connected to school, new research suggests.Student Well-Being Opinion One Thing Teachers Can Do to Help Students Change Their HabitsDaniel Willingham explores what the research says it takes to make better choices.Student Well-Being Majority of Parents Say Kids Are Dishonest, Disrespectful, and LazyParents are significantly concerned about the poor behavior of today's school-age kids and are looking to schools for help, survey shows.Student Well-Being Districts Are Stocking Up on Naloxone But Often Ignoring Drug PreventionExperts say even the most-effective drug-education programs can be labor-intensive.Student Well-Being Gone to the Dogs? Schools Use Therapy Animals to Boost Mental Health, AcademicsSome schools incorporate therapy dogs into their COVID recovery plans to address student mental health and classroom engagement.Student Well-Being School Foundations Shift Their Focus to Students' Mental Health as Need GrowsSchool district foundations generally help plug funding gaps. Some districts are tapping them to shore up mental health supports.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Stress and trauma-related behaviors on the rise in classrooms. Join our webinar to learn from experts on how to create safe spaces using neuroscience and trauma-informed approaches.Student Well-Being More Schools Are Offering Student Mental Health Days. Here's What You Need to KnowNew York might join a dozen other states now permitting students excused absences from classes to look after their mental well-being.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Learn how districts can integrate effective multi-tiered support systems (MTSS) by using data from high-quality, strengths-based universal SEL assessments.Student Well-Being Video How Districts Can Improve Mental Health Through Building DesignThe WELL Building Institute offers ideas for improving student and teacher mental health, including low-cost options like reducing clutter.Student Well-Being Opinion What Teachers Need to Know to Help Students Face Their FearsConquering fear doesn’t mean getting rid of it once and for all. Here’s what actually works.