How schools seek to overcome pandemic-related mental health challenges and the broad impact of long-standing inequities.

Chalkbeat wants to hear from you. How has your relationship with your school community changed since the roller coaster ride of campus closures and openings?
Aurora and Cherry Creek are two districts that offer free therapy sessions to students.
Data obtained by Chalkbeat suggests that the temporary policy change — first canceling the English Regents and then not requiring a passing score to graduate — made it easier for English language learners to earn their diplomas.
As more schools focus on student mental health, Chalkbeat examines how these roles are designed to help.
Some New York City educators are seeing an uptick in student marijuana use that is spilling into the school day, and it’s starting at a younger age. Schools are scrambling to respond, especially when mental health issues are connected.
Chalkbeat’s data team looks back at an eventful 12 months covering education across America.
The bigger objective of improving pre-K: Containing the pandemic’s long-term impact on children and their education in Tennessee’s largest school district.
COVID restrictions are mostly gone, but apathy and anxiety have taken their place.
School social worker Mary Difino wears many hats to meet persistent behavioral concerns and support students’ needs as Chicago recovers from COVID-related disruptions.
The University of Northern Colorado believes person-to-person connections are crucial.
A new working group launched by Council Member Lincoln Restler brings together student and staff representatives from nine schools in the area, along with police, school safety agents, and civic leaders to talk about how to make Downtown Brooklyn safer.
Emotional skill-building makes achievement possible.
We tackle topics like consent, gender, and self-advocacy. The goal: To destigmatize difficult conversations.
School counselors say they see a spike in anxiety and depression, but there’s hope in less stigma in schools around seeking help.
Several big school districts had fewer psychologists or counselors this fall than they did before the pandemic.
Amid leadership turnover and controversy, Memphis-Shelby County Schools board Chair Althea Greene wants to keep the focus on students.
Leaders High School’s annual camping trip serves as a bonding experience and a chance for teens to get a taste of independence, especially after the past few years.
Researchers say remote learning may be just a “small piece” of what affected students’ academic performance during the pandemic.
A new $10 million initiative will study 31 different in-person and virtual tutoring efforts. The goal is to help schools better invest their time and money.
The Illinois Tutoring Initiative is expanding to more districts this fall as the state focuses on helping students recover from COVID-19 pandemic. However, funding for the program is set to expire in 2024.
More than 80% of LGBTQ students say they faced harassment or assault.
More schools are beefing up attendance tracking, but many lack the details that would tell them what last year’s absences truly mean.
Grant program helps students create safe spaces and activities that keep them connected
Career academies, community hubs, incubators for democracy: Chicago Public Schools eyes new models for small South and West Side high schools.
The University of Chicago compared COVID-era grades to those before the pandemic. High schoolers fared better than elementary school students.
Far fewer schools are providing students with home internet assistance this year compared with earlier in the pandemic, according to new federal data.
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