Mental health and trauma

The silence of school leaders on climate change

Some educators say school boards and education groups have a responsibility to speak out on climate inaction, but those calls aren’t always being well-received

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

In rural high schools, college guidance is often inadequate or non-existent. But new programs are popping up to help  

twice exceptional students

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that

Teachers go to school on racial bias

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary

To the survivors of school shootings

Your survival is the ultimate form of protest

resilience training exercises

Fighting teacher stress

A growing number of mindfulness trainings help teachers cope, but critics say the real problem’s much deeper

depression

Among preschoolers, bullies who get bullied are at high risk for depression

New research finds that 2- to 3-year-olds who both bully and are bullied by their peers are the most likely to show signs of childhood depression

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The Thompson family, (from left) Clive, CJ, Christine, Oneita and Timothy, stand in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, where the parents and their two youngest children have been living since August.

Going to school when your family is in hiding from ICE

ICE allowed a Jamaican family to stay in the country for years, then suddenly ordered them deported last summer. Now, as the family seeks sanctuary in a church, the children are struggling to maintain their grades and dreams of college

Schools should not be battlegrounds for Trump’s fake war

Schools bear the brunt of the immigration crisis

Taos High students work together to untie a “human knot” during an icebreaker led by seniors during the school’s 2018 EQ Retreat.

Another tool to improve student mental health? Kids talking to kids

A New Mexico school addresses sexual assault, suicide and other hard topics with help from the people students are most likely to listen to: each other

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