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“How fair is it to identify a concern but then not have the resources to address the concern?” one social worker asked the school board.
Nearly 11,000 Colorado children and teens have used I Matter since its inception.
Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined her priorities for the coming year during her State of the State address on Tuesday.
The share of city students who reported suicidal ideation jumped to nearly 16% from about 12% over the past decade.
State funding helped expand the rolls of social workers, counselors, nurses, and psychologists serving students.
Amid efforts to tackle challenges students face, one administrator says her message remains: ‘You’ve got to come to school.’
Nearly half the states fund school-based health centers. Yet keeping them open is a constant challenge, and some want Congress to do more.
When Mrs. D first told me she wanted to meet with my daughter, I was filled with wrongheaded ideas about what a school social worker does.
Cada vez más niños están en duelo por la pérdida de uno de sus padres, pero pocos programas de apoyo existen.
While some educators and parents have been skeptical of the virtual setup, many have since been won over.
The education department’s spending per pupil has increased by 46%, in large part due to the billions in federal COVID aid the district received as enrollment has dipped.
The number of children under 18 who killed someone with a firearm jumped from 836 in 2019 to 1,150 in 2020.
The growing crisis has been clear for years to Tina Puccio, who runs the member assistance program at the United Federation of Teachers, which provides short-term counseling to educators.
Cherry Creek schools is funding a pilot program with nonprofit Judi’s House to create the curriculum.
“The temperature has come down a little bit. But even if the outbursts aren’t quite as big as they were last year, they’re still there.”
The needs are high as data shows worsening mental health among young people, including more students reporting thoughts of suicide.
Writers from youth group Local Circles who surveyed their peers share some sobering stories and messages of hope.