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The latest mass shooting, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has plunged the country into yet another cycle of collective trauma. Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images News via Getty Images

Mass shootings leave behind collective despair, anguish and trauma at many societal levels

People who are directly affected by mass shootings may develop PTSD and depression. But those who are indirectly exposed to these tragedies can also experience profound and long-lasting grief.
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Attending school every day counts – but kids in out-of-home care are missing out

Attendance at school is crucial to improving educational outcomes for students. Unfortunately, children in out-of-home care face myriad challenges when it comes to attending school every day.
At least seven states have banned the teaching of critical race theory. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Battles over book bans reflect conflicts from the 1980s

A scholar compares the debates over banning books in school today to a similar clash of ideas that took place during the Reagan era.
Some school-age children may not even remember what it was like to go to school without masks. Kali9/E+ via Getty Images

Surprise – your kids may be nervous about ditching the mask

As mask mandates fall and the CDC issues new mask guidance, kids may experience anxiety around removing their masks. Clear communication from grown-ups can help children navigate the uncertainty.
Parents say there has been a lack of academic and social learning opportunities for children during the pandemic. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

5 tips to help preschoolers with special needs during the pandemic

The pandemic and shifts to virtual learning have set many children back academically. The setbacks can be particularly challenging for children with disabilities, but recovery is possible.
Joy Harrison, a second grade teacher in Oakland, California, helps a student. Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP

‘Teaching has always been hard, but it’s never been like this’ – elementary school teachers talk about managing their classrooms during a pandemic

Halfway through the school year that was supposed to be a return to normal, teachers are barely hanging on.

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