Mental health and trauma

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

A student at a Kidango child care center in San Jose colors during play time.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

California is trying to support young children by providing more mental health assistance to their teachers

Schools need to step up to fight a rise in suicides among black children

Suicide rates for black children have doubled; we need to find out why and do something about it

Oliver Francis, of Philadelphia, was placed in foster care because he was truant. He graduated from George Junior Republic, a residential school in Grove City, Pennsylvania, this spring.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

Advocacy groups call for Pennsylvania state government to step up oversight of residential facilities

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

Students who feel disconnected from their community are more likely to lash out

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Western Michigan sophomore Kayla Mayes has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. The Seita Scholars Program gives her academic, financial and emotional support.

From foster care to college

Western Michigan University is one of several colleges that have started programs to help foster youth earn degrees

Sasha Redlener, a fourth-grade teacher at Mott Haven Academy Charter School, helps her students with an assignment. Classes at the school mix “body breaks” and other playtime with reading and math instruction and lessons in social and emotional skills.

‘A child is not a revolving door’

A South Bronx school started by a child welfare agency has gradually found answers for educating youth in foster care

The Hankinses with their son David. A family court judge rejected the New York City Department of Education’s allegation that the couple had neglected their child by keeping him out of school and having “unrealistic expectations” for his education.

When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents

Many school employees are legally obligated to report any suspicion of child abuse and neglect, but sometimes that authority is misused

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