Mental health and trauma

Nurse Polita Williams weighs 8-month-old Jamir during a home visit.

This program is proven to help moms and babies—so why aren’t we investing in it more?

How home-visiting could improve outcomes for at-risk children

New housing is popping up near Vaux high school, one piece of a $500 million redevelopment project in blighted North Philadelphia.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

Philadelphia’s housing authority bought a high school. It hopes the institution can help reverse the fortunes of one of the city’s poorest areas.

OPINION: We must stop the criminalization of mental illness in schools

‘Our society is failing to effectively address the tremendous need for mental health supports for our children, my son included’

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 19: Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students give legislators a civics lesson

By engaging in civil disobedience to create change, they are schooling the rest of us

Gang graffiti on a fence in suburban Long Island.

Trump’s solution for the MS-13 gang will only make it stronger

Police and educators have begged for help for schools, not more immigration crackdowns

Schools in rural Appalachia struggle to provide counseling services to students, and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative has sought to fill the gap with an online resource.

Rural schools find an online resource to fill gaps in mental health services for students

Fewer behavioral problems in class and fewer mental health referrals to outside agencies after using the program

Students in Mount View High School teacher Amber Shirley’s math class work on an assignment.

Can putting the least-experienced teachers in the highest-risk schools ever result in success?

A district seeks teachers who will put down roots and stay

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A little girl’s school helps her deal with trauma at home

At home, schizophrenia, addiction and violence. At school, grown-ups who care

Telling depressed kids they’re capable of change might help them improve

A half-hour experiment on the computer helped some kids, but not others

Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, located in the capital of San Juan, among other colleges. Students are faced with hard decisions about where to study.

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria is Trump’s Katrina

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