This week's links include reads on mental health, sexual assault of students, bullying, disadvantaged youth, and the family dynamics of traumatic exposure.
Though there were early signs of Adam Lanza's preoccupation with violence and mental health professionals sounded the alarm of various mental health issues, his parents and educators did not adequately intervene, a report by a state agency says.
Before opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Jaylen Fryberg, 15, sent a text message to family members that detailed what he wanted to wear at his funeral, court records say.
The realistic exercise included law enforcement officers carrying weapons through darkened hallways.
The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.
Homeless families are frequently headed by single mothers who lack the education, child care, transportation, and social supports to find a long-term, stable home for their children, a report says.
Brain areas associated with emotional processing and behavior regulation are different in young teenagers who have experienced childhood bullying.
Why school climate matters in teaching rigorous math standards. Plus, stories about brain science, poverty interventions, and building cultural understanding in teachers.
Schools will use grants funded by the marijuana tax to hire student-support staff like nurses, counselors, and social workers.
Amid criticism that its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is too narrowly focused on minority boys, the White House released a report summarizing previous efforts aimed at girls and announced a working group to address issues faced by women and girls of color.