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.
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.
Going out to eat with friends is not a decision Maria said she gets to make anymore — she can’t afford it. Instead, she’s had to choose between purchasing textbooks or buying groceries. Maria is a part of the 32% of UT students surveyed who are food insecure, according to a report released by Student Government’s Food Insecurity Action Team at the end of the spring semester.
Placing a student struggling with mental health on medical leave—a policy found on many college campuses today—does not necessarily facilitate recovery, experts contend. In fact, some worry that the policies—which vary widely from campus to campus—may have the opposite of their intended effect, permitting a college’s most vulnerable students to fall through the cracks.