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Student Well-Being Q&A What Is Driving Youth Mental Health Problems? It's Not Just About Social Media
Focusing too much on one potential cause of the youth mental health crisis could backfire.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says What Educators Need to Know About the 'Epidemic of Loneliness' Among Students
Loneliness could hurt student learning and worsen mental health problems, experts say.
Student Well-Being The State of Girls’ Mental Health and Self-Confidence, in Charts
Girls are at greater risk than boys for mental health problems. Social media amplifies the challenges that have always been there.
Law & Courts What the Supreme Court Had to Say About School Board Members Blocking Constituents
The justices take up a case involving school board members who blocked some constituents from posting comments on public social media pages.
Law & Courts 41 States Sue Meta Over the Social Media Giant's Impact on Kids
States are suing Meta, the company behind Facebook and Instagram, saying the social media giant harms children’s mental health.
Law & Courts School Board Members' Use of Social Media Faces Key First Amendment Test in Supreme Court
The justices will decide whether school board members engaged in government action when they blocked parents who posted repetitive comments.
Student Well-Being From Our Research Center How Educators and Teens Disagree on What's Harming Students' Mental Health, in Charts
Educators blame social media and online bullying. But students say it has more to do with schoolwork.
Student Well-Being Why America Has a Youth Mental Health Crisis, and How Schools Can Help
Schools are on the front lines of what the U.S. Surgeon General has called “the defining public health crisis of our time.”
Law & Courts In New Term, Supreme Court Set to Tackle Case on School Board Members' Social Media Use
The docket for education cases looks more modest than last term, but cases on magnet schools and transgender students could be added.
Classroom Technology Students Get Hundreds of Notifications on Their Phones Every Day. Even at School
Nearly a quarter of the cellphone notifications students receive each day come during school hours, new report shows.
Teaching Do Teachers Have to Be Entertainers? Here's What They Say
Teachers speak out about how they work to engage students, and the fine line between teaching and entertaining.
Classroom Technology Teens Are 'Digital Natives,' But More Susceptible to Online Conspiracies Than Adults
Schools have their work cut out for them on students' digital literacy.