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Kids wrestled with depression, eating disorders and other mental health issues amid the pandemic, research finds purpose

Aug. 18, 2021 3:04 pm

Kids wrestled with depression, eating disorders and other mental health issues amid the pandemic, research finds

Recent studies examining COVID-19's impact on mental health also find differences among groups of students such as high school athletes.
Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort purpose

Aug. 17, 2021 9:28 am

Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort

Vaccines and masking work well for preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, but temperature checks are probably not worth the effort, says guest columnist Brandon Guthrie.
3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory purpose

Jun. 22, 2021 8:00 am

3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory

Despite what some politicians have suggested, research shows that learning to apply a critical race theoretical perspective and think critically about society do not fuel a sense of divisiveness among youth, says Villanova professor Jerusha Conner.
Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making purpose

Jun. 10, 2021 9:45 am

Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making

Legislators in several states, including Pennsylvania, want to ban teaching that acknowledges that the legacy of slavery, segregation, and other forms of institutional racism continues to permeate the social fabric of the nation.
How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history purpose

May 18, 2021 6:43 am

How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history

In 2020, guest columnist Adam Clulow asked four undergraduate history majors to design a fully functional video game with a clear educational payoff. Now he believes the experience offers a template for transforming the humanities classroom.
Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? purpose

May 11, 2021 9:00 am

Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

No state yet requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but how states manage other vaccines and exemptions can help us think about how a COVID-19 vaccine requirement might work, says guest columnist Kristine Bowman.
Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice purpose

Apr. 21, 2021 7:00 am

Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Columnist Ami Patel Hopkins offers resources for educators and parents to continue to empower students and children to use their voices — as 17-year-old Darnella did — and to hold people accountable.
Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 2:48 pm

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

Guest columnist Sandra Chafouleas says "behavioral vaccines" are especially important as schools seek to fully resume in-person instruction.
In a changing city, Germantown still has men who care purpose

Apr. 7, 2021 8:25 am

In a changing city, Germantown still has men who care

Men Who Care began life as a neighborhood cleanup initiative in 2011. Now the group facilitates anti-violence programs, runs virtual learning pods for students during COVID, and holds a weekly food pantry, among many other initiatives.
Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 8:31 am

Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins implores her fellow educators to create spaces for students to speak about what happened in Atlanta and to empower them to dismantle inequities and oppression.

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