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June 15, 2018

What Educators Need to Know About Suicide: Contagion, Complicated Grief, and Supportive Conversations

When a student is grieving a suicide death or when suicide is in the news, conversations with adults can be crucial, suicide prevention experts say.

May 17, 2018

Threat of Child Suicide Is Highest During the School Year, Study Finds

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, "underscores the need for future work to explore the relationship between school and suicidal thoughts," researchers from Vanderbilt University wrote.

April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.

April 10, 2018

Columbine Shooting Survivors Form Pen Pal Group for Stoneman Douglas Students: 'There Is a Way Forward'

Survivors of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School have volunteered as pen pals for students at Stoneman Douglas High School to help them process the trauma of a February shooting there.

March 14, 2018

'The Most Traumatizing Experience Imaginable.' Stoneman Douglas Teacher Tells Senators About Students' Pain

After a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students will be processing their trauma for years to come, a teacher told lawmakers.

November 02, 2017

An Effort to Stop Student Drug Use That Starts With a Simple Conversation at School

The final recommendations of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis call for schools to adopt a screening method called SBIRT. How does it work?

September 20, 2017

Washington School Shooting Followed Familiar Patterns. Here's What We Know

While every act of school violence has unique attributes, the Freeman High School shooting follows some patterns that have been common in other attacks. What can be learned from it?

August 28, 2017

Americans Want Schools to Help Poor Students With Things Like Health Care, Poll Finds

Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said.

July 27, 2017

Some Teens Don't See School as a Kind Place. Here's Why That Matters.

While mental health is a priority for many high school students, they don't always see their schools as supportive places where they can seek help, a new survey finds.

May 19, 2017

Watch: Want Healthier Schools? This District Started With Its Teachers

When the North Allegheny district took a bold approach to school wellness, starting with its teachers. The ambitious plan included challenging teachers to run a local marathon in relay teams.

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