San Diego Regional Update
October 25, 2021
The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway?
To be sure, it will be difficult to balance mental health support with an equally massive academic recovery. But child development experts say it’s a balance schools must attempt to strike if they want students to regain their academic footing after an unprecedented year of disruptions, stress, and trauma.
An infusion of federal COVID-19 relief money will help, but how those funds are used will be pivotal. And experts say that schools cannot just focus on the students they know are in crisis; they must bolster supports for all students as well as staff members.
There was a series of horrific mass shootings across our country this weekend that our young people may be talking, wondering, and worrying about. The
Teacher shortages have long been an issue for public K-12 schools, but the problem has been exacerbated and highlighted because of the pandemic. A National
The third pandemic-affected school year is now in full swing. In-person schooling has returned, and COVID-19 protocols have become habitual to staff and students. There’s
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