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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.

December 18, 2012

Tackling Grief After Newtown, Now and Later

With the outpouring of grief over the Newtown, Conn. school massacre, a similar outpouring of support offers lifelines for those affected emotionally by the tragedy, both near and far from Sandy Hook.

October 05, 2012

Federal Government Awards $21M for Counseling Programs

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week over $21 million in grant money for expanding school mental-health services.

September 30, 2010

College Motivation with Early Commitment Programs

Virginia is joining a handful of states trying an innovative approach to boost completion rates by supporting students before they set foot on a college campus and encouraging their savings toward higher education.

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