Social-Emotional Trauma

Murphy Administration Defends Elimination of School-Based Mental Health Services.

This is a press release. For counterpoint, see here.  After several weeks of public and stakeholder input, and in response…

3 months ago

SHEN & HAMILTON: What Schools Can Do To Save Kids’ Lives

Karie Shen is a high school senior and a member of the RISE Team in The Hamilton Lab at Rutgers…

3 months ago

What REALLY Happened At Monday’s Statehouse Hearing on Learning Loss and Testing? Not What You Think.

I've always been a fan of NJ Spotlight, the online news platform founded by John Mooney in 2009, and, in…

4 months ago

CHIRICHELLO: One Out of Four Eighth-Graders Has Considered Suicide. Here’s What We Have To Do Next.

Michael Chirichello has been a school superintendent, principal, teacher, and international consultant in urban and suburban school districts. He also…

4 months ago

NJ Policy Perspective: Black Students Have Less Access to Mental Health Staff Than Ever While White/Asian Students Have More

Despite heightened focus on mental health for students since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black students actually have less…

5 months ago

What Does the Teacher Shortage Mean for Students and School Leaders?

Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D. is the author of "The Literacy Cookbook" and "Hit the Drum: An Insider’s Account of How the…

5 months ago

New Data Shows What Schools Must Do For Kids Far Behind in Reading and Math

About 58% of the students we looked at in K-8 are about 1 to 3 years behind in reading. About…

7 months ago

Most New Jersey Parents Support Depression Screening in Schools, But Have Some Concerns

Hispanic and Black parents say they are very or moderately concerned about the risk of suicide for their children A…

7 months ago

Belmar School Board Member Votes Aye for Homophobia and Nay for Choice

Antoinette Raucci Aumack, a school board member in Belmar, wrote on Facebook that "homosexuality is a sin." Yet she will…

8 months ago

Union County School Locks Down After Mother Threatens to ‘Shoot the Place Up’

A parent of a Jefferson Elementary School student at Township of Union County Schools was arrested late yesterday after she…

8 months ago