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A significant break in the school year could have a devastating impact on the motivation and learning of vulnerable students. (Shutterstock)

4 strategies to support vulnerable students when schools reopen after coronavirus

School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks to the media after a former student opened fire at the school on Feb. 14, killing more than a dozen people. AP/Wilfredo Lee

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Children are increasingly being exposed to more violence. The impact? They could get desensitized to violence and come to believe that it is an acceptable way to solve problems.

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