From the White House Covid-19 College Vaccine Challenge -- an initiative to get colleges involved in the push to vaccinate young Americans -- to a partnership with Snapchat, and incentives such as free bagels, burritos and meditations for those who have been vaccinated, the Biden administration has taken a number of steps to reach young Americans with information about the importance of getting the vaccine.
(THE CONVERSATION)- Even before COVID-19, as many as 1 in 6 young children had a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. New findings suggest a doubling of rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression among children and adolescents during the pandemic. One reason is that children’s well-being is tightly connected to family and community conditions such as stress and financial worries.
Discusses a fist fight that took place in a North Carolina school. A parent advocate believes that with the shortage of teachers and administrators, acts like this can quickly lead to unfairly funneling a student from the classroom into the criminal justice system.
Discusses how COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally making it hard to harvest, package and ship food consistently -- which affects thousands of children who depend on schools to provide nutritious meals.
Alyssa Rodriguez, a Chicago social worker, figured she’d see more students who felt anxious, frustrated by their schoolwork, or disoriented by unfamiliar routines. A month into school, she says she underestimated the challenge ahead.
Students who receive a check-in text message from a friend or family member are less likely to experience loneliness or depression, according to a new study from California State University, Fullerton.