Mental Health

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Student Well-Being Children, Teens Are in a 'Mental Health State of Emergency,' Child Health-Care Groups Warn
Doctors have seen a spike in significant mental health problems among young people, spurred by isolation, uncertainty, fear, and grief.
Alyson Klein, October 19, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion Advice to New Teachers From a 20-Year Veteran
These seven lessons are especially important during the pandemic, and they will continue to serve you through the rest of your teaching career.
Stephen Guerriero, October 19, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Class of COVID: 2021's Graduates Are Struggling More and Feeling the Stress
COVID-19 disrupted the class of 2020’s senior year. A year later, the transition to college has in some ways gotten worse.
Alex Harwin & Sarah D. Sparks, October 18, 2021
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Student Well-Being Students With Depression, Anxiety May Qualify for Accommodations, Feds Tell Schools
As COVID fuels concerns, the Education and Justice departments detailed schools' obligations to students with mental health conditions.
Evie Blad, October 13, 2021
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Leadership Research Center Reports Big Ideas 2021: 10 Broad Trends in K-12 Education in 10 Charts
Drawing on the results of a nationally representative survey of educators, this report sums up 10 broad trends in K-12 education.
October 8, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Helping Our Students Achieve 'Post-Traumatic Growth'
Asking children to write about and discuss what it was like to live through the pandemic is one way to tend to students' needs.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 5, 2021
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IT Infrastructure Privacy Group Cautions Schools on Technology That Flags Children at Risk of Self-Harm
Software that scans students’ online activity and flags children believed to be at risk of self-harm comes with significant risks, a new report warns.
Benjamin Herold, September 27, 2021
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School & District Management Reported Essay Principals Need Social-Emotional Support, Too
By overlooking the well-being of their school leaders, districts could limit how much their schools can flourish.
Denisa R. Superville, September 14, 2021
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Teaching Profession Reported Essay Students Aren’t the Only Ones Grieving
Faced with so many losses stemming from the pandemic, what can be done to help teachers manage their own grief?
Ileana Najarro, September 14, 2021
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Teaching Profession Reported Essay Teachers Are Not OK, Even Though We Need Them to Be
The pandemic has put teachers through the wringer. Administrators must think about staff well-being differently.
Madeline Will, September 14, 2021
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Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas for Education's Urgent Challenges
This special report tackles big challenges and hard questions, like: What is the purpose of school? Are we leaning on districts too much?
September 14, 2021
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School & District Management From Our Research Center 91% of Educators Have Experienced Job-Related Stress, According to a Survey
A new nationally representative survey offers key takeaways from teachers, principals, and district leaders.
EdWeek Research Center, September 14, 2021
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Families & the Community Opinion How to Preserve the Good Parts of Pandemic Schooling
Yes, there have been a few silver linings for student well-being in the pandemic. Let’s not lose them now, write two researchers.
Laura Clary & Tamar Mendelson, September 10, 2021
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