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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.

June 27, 2017

Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers, Survey Finds

Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with implications for school discipline and juvenile justice.

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.

November 21, 2016

Troubled by Post-Election School Climate, K-12 Groups to Issue 'Call to Action'

Several national K-12 groups will encourage schools to respond to numerous reports of violence, harassment, and intimidation that have occurred since Donald Trump's presidential election by reaffirming "the inclusive values that are the foundation of healthy learning cultures."

September 15, 2016

Districts to Promote Student Resilience Using $5 Million in New Federal Grants

A new $5 million federal grant program promotes school-based efforts to nurture students' resilience following community unrest.

September 15, 2016

Proposed Juvenile-Justice Overhaul Emphasizes Trauma-Informed Practices

Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016, if approved, would become the newest version of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

August 01, 2016

Social-Emotional Learning: States Collaborate to Craft Standards, Policies

Eight states will work cooperatively with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning to create and implement plans to draft statewide social-emotional learning standards and policies.

June 21, 2016

Teenagers' Health, Educational Outcomes Improving, Report Finds

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.

August 10, 2015

Teenagers, Police, and Mental Health Problems: A Volatile Combination

One in five teenagers fatally shot by police in the past 12 months had mental health problems. What can schools do?

June 24, 2015

Health, Poverty, and Engagement: How States Stack Up on 'Whole Child' Issues

With that in mind, newly updated "Whole Child Snapshots" from ASCD show how states measure in a range of issues like obesity, bullying, and civic engagement.

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