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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.

December 11, 2013

Next-Gen Advisory: 10 Keys to College & Career Readiness

College and career readiness means a lot more than passing a community college entrance exam (although that is the minimum bar for all kids). It requires a set of deeper learning experiences that result in the knowledge, skills and dispositions young people will need to succeed.

June 25, 2013

Next Massive Federal Data Drive Could Dig Further Into Discipline

The questions posed to districts and schools, which focused on school climate and discipline in recent data collections, would be expanded and drill deeper on those issues.

May 07, 2013

Social, Emotional, Behavioral Lessons in District Race to Top Plans

The 16 Race to the Top district winners will pair with community partners to work on social, emotional, and behavioral lessons.

December 20, 2012

Teachers Struggle With Helping Students Who Are Grieving

As much as teachers may want to help students who are grieving, teachers and school staff say they need better training and more support.

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