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Many school nurses are taking on even more responsibilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images

School nurses have a big job – is 1 for every 750 kids really enough?

A school nurse’s caseload can vary dramatically based on a school’s size and the number of students dealing with chronic disease, poverty, housing insecurity and many other concerns.
A demonstrator writes a message in chalk at the corner of Florence and Normandy avenues in Los Angeles. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Teachers in South Central LA who had personal ties to the neighborhood made better connections with students

A sociologist asked public high school teachers to draw maps of the neighborhood where they teach. Those with more detailed maps also made stronger cultural connections with their students.

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