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Ohio Groups Make the Case for School-Based Health Care

Children's advocacy groups are making the case that school-based health centers are a worthy investment for Ohio's kids.  Tracy Najera, executive director of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, said being able to get health-care needs met at school gives children and families…

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Nevada Gets a D+ for Children’s Mental Health: Report

Nevada scored a D-plus for children's mental health, according to a new report from the Children's Advocacy Alliance.  Researchers evaluated the Silver State on a series of mental-health indicators including depression, substance abuse, developmental disorders, suicide and access to care. Dr.…

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Baltimore Schools Monitor Student Laptops for Suicide Signs

Baltimore public schools are using software that alerts officials when a student using one of the system’s laptops might be considering suicide. Since March, GoGuardian’s Beacon software has identified nine students as having a severe mental health crisis. All were…

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Charter Advocates Emboldened as Enrollment Rebounds

Families fed up with their traditional public schools left that system in droves since the start of the pandemic, and new data shows just how many of them have settled on publicly funded, privately run charter schools as an alternative.

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Minnesota HS Football Coach Resigns Amid Investigation

The football coach at a Minnesota high school has resigned amid a police investigation into player misconduct on his team. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Derek Parendo resigned from his coaching and teaching jobs at Proctor High School on Monday.…

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