School Climate, Health and Student Life

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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School safety trainings, especially those that simulate shooting scenarios, can be physically and emotionally painful for educators, and can leave districts open to lawsuits.
March 24, 2019 – Education Week
Public schools in Charlottesville, Va., remain closed for a second day as authorities investigate a racist threat that was posted online.
March 22, 2019 – AP
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune.
March 21, 2019 – AP
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
An after-school program in North Carolina teaches teenagers to collaborate and problem-solve by tasking them with real work-world problems drawn from their community.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
An activist brand of civics instruction is gaining champions and a few critics in the nation's schools.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
A new study shows rising rates of mental health incidents among teens and young adults, while rates for older generations remain stable. The findings point to possible generational causes such as technology use, a psychologist says.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Advisory periods—that common block of time in middle and high school schedules intended to strengthen relationships in schools—often feel burdensome to teachers and useless to students. But some schools are finding ways to make advisories matter.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Lila Berg was starting middle school in a new town, making the often rocky transition to 6th grade potentially even more fraught.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Lunches wolfed down in 15 minutes. Little or no recess. Sleep-deprived teens. And pollutant-filled indoor air. There’s mounting evidence that addressing these basic quality of life issues can improve students’ achievement and well-being.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week

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