A Guide for Teachers: How To Improve Mental Health in Schools

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Table of Contents In today’s fast-paced and demanding educational landscape, educators must prioritize the mental well-being of their students if they want to improve student outcomes. This blog aims to equip teachers with practical strategies, resources, and insights to create a nurturing environment that supports learners’ needs.  If you want to learn more about how … Read more

Enhancing Student Well-being with Universal Screening: A Guide for K-12 Administrators

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As K-12 schools adjust to facilating post-pandemic instruction, a focus on student well-being has taken center stage, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive approach that includes academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support.  Universal screening is a critical tool in this endeavor, offering a systematic way to identify students needing additional help to achieve their full potential. … Read more

Addressing Chronic Absenteeism in K-12 Schools

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Do you struggle with chronic absenteeism in your school or district? Chronic absenteeism has long been a concern for educators, but recent data suggests its impact is more profound than previously understood.  According to a recent article from K-12 Dive, the White House Council of Economic Advisers found that chronic absenteeism significantly contributed to recent … Read more

SELS 2023 Survey Insights: Unveiling the State of Mental Health in K-12 Schools [Infographic]

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The Special Education Legislative Summit 2023 (SELS 2023) hosted in Washington DC was a remarkable gathering of over 300 members of the special education community, united by a common mission: confronting the pressing challenges faced by our schools and educators. One of SELS 2023’s key issues is the mental health of K-12 students, a topic … Read more

Going to the CASE/NASDE Joint Conference?

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This year’s CASE/NASDSE event will be held in Louisville, KY on Oct 27-29th. Learn how it’s a great opportunity to come together and move special education forward.