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April 27, 2015

Baltimore District Responds to Unrest, Announces School Cancellations

Baltimore schools detail plans as demonstrations continue in response to the death of a man in police custody earlier this month.

April 20, 2015

The Role of Advisory in Personalizing the Secondary Experience

High school can be a confusing time with increasing options for students due to the rapid expansion of digital learning. Advisory has to be the spine of the next generation high school. Sustained adult relationships can help students navigate this new digital landscape. In this blog, we highlight five core and ten optional elements of advisory, as well as delivery options, benefits, and lessons learned from experiences at the district and secondary levels.

March 03, 2015

Appeals Court Revives School Counselor's False-Arrest Suit

A federal appeals court has reinstated an educator's suit alleging wrongful and retaliatory arrest stemming from sexual abuse accusations by one of his students.

January 13, 2015

Coalition Aims to Help Educators Address Student Grief in Schools

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students launched a website Tuesday that includes free materials to help educators address student bereavement, which can be a barrier to academic engagement.

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.

September 03, 2014

Ed. Dept. Gives Newtown $3.1 Million to Aid in Aftermath of School Shooting

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Education Department awarded the school district funding for continued counseling, safety services, and support.

September 03, 2014

Newtown Shootings: $3.1 Million Grant to Aid Recovery for Those Directly Impacted

The U.S. Department of Education previously provided a $1.3 million grant for the 2012-13 school year and a $1.9 million grant for the 2013-14 school year to aid with mental health services for students and broader recovery efforts.

August 12, 2014

Robin Williams' Death: What We Shouldn't Say When We Discuss Suicide

There's a right and a wrong way to discuss the public health issue, experts say.

July 23, 2014

Is Your School Looking Out for Students After Trauma? How Long After?

Parent death can lead to higher risk of their children struggling or even dying into young adulthood, but longterm support for students in schools can be spotty.

April 16, 2014

Louisville Suicide Highlights Role of Social Media in Schools' Crisis-Response Efforts

Districts are encouraged to incorporate strategies for responding to suicidal threats made on social media into their crisis-response plans.

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