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Young Dolph’s killing is traumatic for Memphis kids, says school psychologist

Chalkbeat asked school psychologist Dr. Kay Streeter how teachers and parents should talk to their children about trauma and the gun violence epidemic in the wake of Young Dolph’s death.

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‘Where are the federal dollars?’: Chicago Teachers Union says COVID relief is not reaching high-need schools

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Colorado should allocate $150 million for kids’ mental health, coalition says

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NYC is asking teachers to screen their students’ social-emotional health. Many feel ill-equipped to do so.

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With COVID relief money, schools across U.S. take on a bigger role in student mental health

Federal funding is helping to launch new efforts to screen, counsel, and treat students. But some schools are struggling to fill new mental health roles.

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Caring adults helped me turn my life around. Here’s what I owe the next generation of struggling students.

I grew up in foster care. Now I’m a social worker fighting for those facing similar challenges.

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Colorado launches I Matter website to connect kids to free mental health sessions

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Chicago to expand anti-violence youth program that reduced arrests in pilot

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After Newark student brings gun to school, safety and mental health concerns intensify

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Lessons from NYC’s children of 9/11 help the kids of COVID as school resumes

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Tennessee should prioritize funding more school nurses and counselors, says key panel

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After a rise in hate crimes, some Asian New Yorkers are nervous about returning to school

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Students, parents and experts in NYC and Newark weigh in on mental health in schools

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‘Spirit loss’: How K-5 teachers prep for a class shaped by COVID

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‘Everyone is going to need support.’ How schools are racing to respond to a mental health crisis

Schools across U.S. staff up to address pandemic-fueled rise in mental health needs

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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My students thrived last year because they weren’t policed 

The COVID era showed us why punitive policies don’t work.

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This summer, teachers need more than a reset

Educator wellness doesn’t just happen. It’s hard work.

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How schools can meet the needs of formerly incarcerated students

I work with young people convicted of crimes. The way they are treated when they go back to school can mean the difference between regression and rehabilitation.

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Giving teachers space to ‘relax and breathe’ lets them show up for their students, this IPS Principal of the Year says

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