TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As a parent, when you send your children to school, you want them to be safe.
One Twin Falls father learned, however, that not only was his daughter attacked on campus but there was video evidence of the altercation.
One evening in mid-October, Leslie Montgomery said her daughter received a barrage of emails to her school email account. Montgomery said her daughter— a seventh grader at the Christian private school Greenleaf Friends Academy — had been the subject of bullying by fellow students since enrolling in the school last year.
Join the Region 9 Comprehensive Center on Tuesday, June 8th at 10:00 a.m. CT for a webinar on Pushing Educational Boundaries: Student Recommendations for Spending American Rescue Plan Funds. Students from the 2020–21 Illinois Student Advisory Council spent months researching how to use the current influx of education funding to make the most impact for students.
The Social Action Club I co-sponsored at Stagg High School conducted a survey to learn about students’ experiences with what they defined as “offensive language related to student identity.” The handwritten responses we received were heartbreaking.
Describes the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Initiative, which provides training to adults who work with youth on how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightfoot is leading efforts to push the Illinois State Board of Education to create a children's adversity index to measure the exposure to trauma being experienced by students, which will help inform local decision-making and enable stakeholders to engage with local and state leaders around resource allocations and programming.
After student violence prompted administrators to close Alton High School for two days, the district is increasing security measures by adding metal detectors and more staff in hallways between classes. Teachers are also looking for ways to help students cope with trauma and resolve conflict by identifying mental health issues and providing resources.
The Mayor of Lexington, KY announced the city will provide first-ever violence prevention grants to 16 public schools in Fayette County to help increase services and interventions for youth most impacted by the trauma of violence.