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In Tempe, Arizona, the phone number for a suicide hotline is printed on every student’s ID badge, teachers are trained to spot and respond to warning signs in students, and administrators don’t use euphemisms when discussing the topic.
Attempts to control sexting among students can land administrators in legal and educational gray areas.
About 6 million students (one out of seven) miss at least 15 days during the school year, according the Department of Education. Valerie Marsh and Shaun Nelms offer four research-supported practices that have proven to boost attendance in real schools with real students.
A recent report conducted by NWEA finds that high poverty—while linked to low achievement—does not generally equate to low growth.
As the school psychologist shortage grows, some districts have turned to telehealth to provide mental health care for students.