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.
While schools in the U.S. and elsewhere are increasingly teaching social and emotional learning skills, many use a more piecemeal approach, creating a designated class for talking about feelings, or focusing that attention only on the most troubled kids.
A recent surge of research, practice and think-tanks explores the needs of student parents in higher education. All the shared voices reaffirm that this population of students will require much greater efforts to expand college access success.