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We know what will work to help kids catch up after the pandemic’s unprecedented disruptions to education. This series of stories — produced in partnership with the Christian Science Monitor and the Ed Labs at, the Dallas Morning News, the Fresno Bee and the Seattle Times — explores how schools and districts have embraced best practices for back to school.

Children’s brains on stress

New research findings on depression and anxiety signal that the pandemic’s toll is steep, and hold lessons for parents and teachers navigating the return to school