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April 07, 2020

Stories to Make You Smile: A Middle School Choir's Daily Sing-Along

Sharing moments of levity and hope from the education world amid the mass disruption of schooling and life from the coronavirus.

March 10, 2020

Making Mental Health a Priority for School Staff as Well as Students

Encouraging candid conversations about mental health among students and staff and creating supportive environments are top priorities for Leaders to Learn From honoree Jeff Wellington.

March 03, 2020

Sleep Helps Teens Cope With Stress; Instances of Discrimination, Study Finds

A good night's sleep doesn't eliminate stress, but there's new evidence that adolescents are able to cope better with stressful events when they sleep well the night before.

February 13, 2020

Schools Are the Main Source of Student Mental Health Care. Are They Ready?

Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.

February 11, 2020

Active Shooter Drills in Schools: Harmful or Helpful? The Debate Rages On

The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and Everytown for Gun Safety are recommending in a new report that schools stop using active shooter drills that are either unannounced or simulate gun violence.

January 16, 2020

'Accidental' Shooting in Houston High School Sparks New Rounds of Questions

A school shooting in Houston has set off yet another round of questions about how students manage to get guns onto campuses undetected. But the Texas tragedy also calls attention to the unique and difficult fallout from gun incidents that are accidental.

December 16, 2019

1 in 7 Students Report Having Seriously Considered Suicide, Survey Finds

The number is even higher among students in special education and those who don't identify as either male or female. But the analysis also shows that a majority of students say they know how to cope when they are feeling upset.

October 17, 2019

Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show

Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 18, 2019

Suicide Rate Among Adolescents at Highest Point Since 2000

Among 15- to 19-year-olds, the suicide rate rose from eight deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 11.8 per 100,000 in 2017, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 14, 2019

Heated Debate About Minority Rights Can Increase Bullying of LGBTQ Students, Study Finds

LGBTQ students are bullied more at school when the society around them is immersed in heated political debate about the rights of marginalized groups, according to a new study.

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