The Answer Sheet: mental health


Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Study: Impact of unaddressed mental health issues on students is severe

Mental health is one that is virtually ignored in school reform initiatives.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Expulsions, Incarceration, Mental Health, More Suspensions, Suspensions

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Teachers unions reject arming educators in schools

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, with a total of some 4.5 million members, said in a joint statement that arming teachers won't make schools safer/. What will, they say, are mental health services, bullying prevention and gun safety legislation.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:01 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mental Health Services Needed, Newtown, School Safety

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011

A critical shortage of school counselors

Public schools in the United States on average give each school counselor more than twice the recommended number of students to help. And in some states, including Arizona, the ratio is much higher.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Life, Student Life | Tags:  counselors, jared lee loughner, jared loughner, loughner, loughner and mental health, mental health, mental health issues, mental illnesses, school counselors