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School & District Management Student Mental Health and Learning Loss Continue to Worry Principals
Months into the pandemic, elementary principals say they still want training in crucial areas to help students who are struggling.
Denisa R. Superville, January 15, 2021
3 min read
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Student Well-Being What Student Age Groups Are Most Vulnerable to Pandemic-Related Trauma?
New research finds that young adolescents are the most vulnerable to long-term problems from trauma. Here's how schools can help.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 14, 2021
4 min read
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School Climate & Safety When Toxic Positivity Seeps Into Schools, Here's What Educators Can Do
Papering over legitimate, negative feelings with phrases like "look on the bright side" can be harmful for teachers and students.
Arianna Prothero, January 6, 2021
6 min read
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School & District Management Easing Teachers' Anxieties About Returning to School
Strategies for district leaders to provide a safer and less stressful return to in-person learning.
Elizabeth Heubeck, December 29, 2020
6 min read
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Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
November 25, 2020
8 min read
Student Well-Being Is Online Learning Worse Than Being in School? Majority of Teens Say Yes
Even so, only 19 percent of teenagers say that instruction should be fully in-person this fall.
Arianna Prothero, September 18, 2020
2 min read
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The San Francisco skyline in the distance behind Crissy Field is barely visible due to smoke from wildfires Sept. 9.
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Student Well-Being A New Layer of Trauma for the Nation's Children: Dangerous Wildfires
Amid the continued threat of COVID-19, fires are now roaring across 10 states, causing experts to worry about how much stress children can handle.
Catherine Gewertz, September 15, 2020
6 min read
Equity & Diversity Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the week that you may have missed.
September 9, 2020
8 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion Here's How to Protect Students' Mental Health
Teacher-student relationships matter a lot. Research suggests a number of ways to strengthen them, writes Heather C. Hill.
Heather C. Hill, July 23, 2020
5 min read
Student Well-Being Social Emotional Learning and School Reopenings: A Guide for Schools
Regulating emotions, managing stress, empathizing with others, and maintaining relationshipswill be key to helping students learn this fall, according to CASEL in its new guide for reopening schools.
Arianna Prothero, July 14, 2020
3 min read
Student Well-Being Letter to the Editor Schools Need More to Face Trauma
To the Editor:
We are writing to offer additional considerations related to the opinion essay "Police Violence and COVID-19 Have Been Traumatizing. Here Are Tools That Can Help Schools" (June 16, 2020). While the essay offers an overview of research on trauma with a focus on how schools can identify and respond to children who have been affected, it is missing attention to necessary systems for effective implementation.
July 13, 2020
1 min read
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Student Well-Being 'A Punch to the Gut': Dealing with Suicide in a Pandemic
Suicides were rising among young people before coronavirus, and experts fear it could get worse. School leaders share how they dealt with it in their own schools.
Arianna Prothero, June 19, 2020
11 min read
Student Well-Being Teens Are Growing Depressed and Disconnected From School, Student Survey Finds
Feelings of depression, unhappiness, and disconnection are rising among America's youth as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, according to a survey of 3,300 teenagers.
Arianna Prothero, June 12, 2020
2 min read