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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.

June 23, 2015

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.

June 09, 2015

Poll: Majority of Teachers Say Poverty Is a Barrier to Learning in Their Schools

The poll, administered by Communities in Schools and Public Opinion Strategies, also identified student apathy, disruptive student behavior, and a lack of parental involvement as problematic.

May 27, 2015

Suicide and Mental Health: New Resources Inform Teachers About Warning Signs

New online training materials will help teachers recognize warning signs of suicide and mental health issues in students so that they know when to ask for help, a coalition of groups said.

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