School Climate, Health and Student Life

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Carvon Johnson and Robyn Johnson with daughter Jayla, standing, a recent graduate of Council Rock High School in Newtown, Pa., and daughter Janai, who graduated from the school in 2013. Both sisters said they were the targets of threats and racist speech because they are African-American.
—Daryl Peveto for Education Week

Swastikas. The N-word. 'Go Back to Mexico.' What Hate Looks Like in Schools

Data on hate-related incidents in schools are skimpy, but when slurs are scrawled on bathroom stalls and threatening notes are put in backpacks, it’s clear that hate and intolerance are being boldly expressed in some schools. (August 6, 2018)

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The pandemic is just the latest massive disruption for the U.S. territory's educational system, and has left students and teachers wondering how much they've lost and what comes next.
May 27, 2020 – Education Week
You've managed to make the best of a bad situation, writes teacher Christina Torres, but that doesn't mean this isn't tough.
May 27, 2020 – Teacher
The medical field's understanding of how the new coronavirus affects children and how they can spread it is rapidly evolving. Here’s the latest for school leaders weighing reopenings.
May 26, 2020 – Education Week
Gyungbuk Girls’ High School is smack in the middle of Daegu, which was at the center of South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak.
May 21, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
We must have extra compassion for students who have lost their safe haven during this crisis, writes high school teacher Shalander Shelly Samuels.
May 21, 2020 – Education Week
A former high school athletic standout and homecoming king, Pedro Garcia III “could connect with anybody,” no matter the language, said a teaching colleague in Cozad, Neb.
May 20, 2020 – Education Week
As fatalities from COVID-19 rise, so does the likelihood that schools will have to help students cope virtually with the loss of a beloved teacher, staff member, or student.
May 19, 2020 – Education Week
From holograms to boat parades, school districts are thinking out of the box when it comes to staging high school commencement ceremonies during the coronavirus crisis.
May 15, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers, parents, and school leaders themselves will all need support during and after the coronavirus pandemic, write Phyllis L. Fagell and Joshua P. Starr.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
Many children have trouble concentrating on school work, but problems with sitting still, focusing, or organization are especially hard for some—and experts predict the disruption and stress of the pandemic will make it worse.
May 11, 2020 – Education Week