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May 19, 2015

Suicide Rates Climb Dramatically for Young Black Children, Study Finds

A steady overall suicide rate for children ages 5-11 obscured an increase in suicide among young black children over the last 20 years, a study finds.

May 18, 2015

Schools Legally Obligated to Address Effects of Trauma on Students, Suit Says

Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.

April 13, 2015

Schools, Leaders Respond to Teen Suicide Cluster on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Schools on the nation's largest Indian reservation are responding to a string of teen suicides. Such clusters have occurred in communities around the country, experts say.

February 12, 2015

Sandy Hook Panel: Schools Must Address Mental Health, Social, Emotional Issues

Included in the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are calls for social-emotional learning, threat assessment, and mental health services in schools.

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

December 18, 2014

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.

December 12, 2014

Two Years After Shootings, Newtown Works to Heal as Nation Looks for Lessons

It's been two years since the deadliest K-12 school shooting in U.S. history, and the event continues to inform conversations about mental health, school climate, and student well-being.

November 13, 2014

Colo. Schools to Hire Health Workers With $2.5 Million in Marijuana Tax Revenue

Schools will use grants funded by the marijuana tax to hire student-support staff like nurses, counselors, and social workers.

September 12, 2014

Ohio District Cancels Classes After School Shooter Escapes From Prison

T.J. Lane, who killed three students and wounded several others in a 2012 rampage in Chardon, Ohio, was later recaptured.

September 11, 2014

Federal Grants to Establish or Expand School Counseling Programs

The $14.7 million in grants aim to expand the range, quality, and availability of counseling services in elementary and secondary schools.

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