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April 07, 2020

Stories to Make You Smile: A Middle School Choir's Daily Sing-Along

Sharing moments of levity and hope from the education world amid the mass disruption of schooling and life from the coronavirus.

February 13, 2020

Schools Are the Main Source of Student Mental Health Care. Are They Ready?

Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.

August 27, 2019

EdWeek Explains: Academic Redshirting, and Why It's Not So Simple

When it comes time for elementary school, some parents decide to hold their child back a year from kindergarten. Here's some advantages--and cautions.

February 04, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning Data May Identify Problems, But Can Schools Fix Them?

A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.

January 28, 2019

Give Students Free Tampons, Pads, Advocates Say. Here's Why Some Schools Already Do

A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.

January 17, 2019

Opioid Crisis: Online Course Teaches Educators How to Recognize, Respond to Addiction

An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.

December 04, 2018

Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help

With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.

November 14, 2018

Watch: This High School Takes an Active Role in Suicide Prevention

Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.

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 15, 2018

WATCH: A District That Prioritizes Social-Emotional Learning Grapples With How to Measure If It Works

The Washoe County school district in Reno, Nev., has been on the forefront of infusing social-emotional learning throughout its schools as a key strategy for improving student engagement, attendance, and high school graduation rates.

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