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A Pediatrician’s Advice for Treating Student Trauma

Commentary Doctors and schools must work together to tackle student adversity Even for a pediatrician like Nadine Burke Harris, who works with children who experience trauma, the data are startling: Nearly two-thirds of adults report having at least one adverse childhood experience, or ACE, such as abuse, neglect, or a ...

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The Gifted Child in Foster Care: Lost in the Shuffle

Merissa Humes, left, an education specialist with Treehouse, an advocacy group focused on getting foster students on a college-bound track, counsels student Jordon Marshelle Barrett at the group’s Seattle office. Humes has weekly meetings with students to help them set goals, apply to colleges and for scholarships, and plan for ...

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Puerto Rico Schools Seek Emotional Healing for Students, Teachers

Adrieliz Ramirez Ares, an 8th grader at Gullermina Rosado De Ayala elementary and middle school in Loiza, Puerto Rico, holds her brother, Adrien Bayron, 2, at their home. —Swikar Patel/Education Week Arecibo, Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria has taken people away from Yzmar Roman. The 16-year-old Puerto Rican high school student’s ...

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Special Report: Teaching Vulnerable Students

The American education system has a long list of programs intended to serve students who need something more from teachers than standard instruction. There is special education for students with disabilities, for example, and English-language assistance for students who are new to the United States. But what about the homeless ...

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Venezuelans flee their country by bus as economy crumbles

Venezuelans flee their country by bus as economy crumbles To escape the unstable economy of Venezuela, where prices are rising, food is running out, and politics are in a state of crisis, families are fleeing the land they called home by bus. Photographer Carlos Garcia Rawlins followed families in November ...

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The mass incarceration crisis in America

‘Prison Nation’: The mass incarceration crisis in America With more than 2.2 million people incarcerated in the United States, the U.S. has more prisoners behind bars than any other nation. In an exhibit titled ‘Prison Nation’ at New York’s Aperture Foundation, take a look at the country’s mass incarceration crisis ...

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