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School & District Management Opinion The Year of Scourges: How I Survived Illness and Racism to Find My 'Tribe'
A Black school leader reflects on the hardest year of her professional life.
Reba Y. Hodge, April 12, 2021
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Q&A Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma
An expert in culturally responsive school psychology urges a wider lens in connecting with students of color in coping with pandemic trauma.
Evie Blad, March 31, 2021
10 min read
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Student Well-Being The Pandemic Will Affect Students' Mental Health for Years to Come. How Schools Can Help
Educators and policymakers can learn from other traumatic events about how students will react and what kinds of supports they will need.
Arianna Prothero, March 31, 2021
9 min read
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Federal Q&A To Help Traumatized Students This Summer, Let Them Play, Sen. Chris Murphy Says in Q&A
A member of the Senate education committee, Murphy also discussed new CDC guidance and student testing in an Education Week interview.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 17, 2021
8 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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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Support Your Students Following a Traumatic News Day
Educators share their thoughts about what to do in school when the nation faces difficult moments.
January 7, 2021
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol.
Pro-Trump rioters try to break through a police barrier at the U.S. Capitol.
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Student Well-Being Caring for Students in the Wake of a Traumatic News Event
How educators can help students unpack emotions in the wake of troubling news events in a way that clears space for learning.
Evie Blad, January 6, 2021
5 min read
Student Well-Being Video What Does It Mean To Be Trauma-Informed? A 4-Part Video Explainer
Studies show that children who experience traumatic stress are more likely to struggle in the classroom. But as our understanding of how students are affected by trauma expands, so, too, does our understanding of how to build a school environment to help them.
December 17, 2020
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Mathematics Kids Are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19. Here’s What Research Says Could Help
Previous studies can provide a window into why math learning is taking a big hit during the pandemic, and what educators can do about it.
Stephen Sawchuk & Sarah D. Sparks, December 2, 2020
9 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion The Pandemic Is Raging. Here's How to Support Your Grieving Students
What do students who have experienced a loss need in the classroom? Brittany R. Collins digs into the science.
Brittany R. Collins, November 12, 2020
5 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion This Election Is Traumatizing for Many Students (and Educators). Here's How to Help
Three trauma-informed practices can ease polarization in the classroom, write professor Anita Chari and trauma therapist Angelica Singh.
Anita Chari & Angelica Singh, November 4, 2020
5 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Ready Are We to Support Kids Through This Trauma?
School counselors aren't getting what they need to properly support their students, write four researchers.
Mandy Savitz-Romer, Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Tara P. Nicola & Laura Hecht, September 16, 2020
6 min read
The San Francisco skyline in the distance behind Crissy Field is barely visible due to smoke from wildfires Sept. 9.
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