Millions of eligible children disenrolled from Medicaid following pandemic policy rollback

Children account for nearly 40 percent of the 10.6 million Medicaid disenrollments reported by states as of Nov. 14, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, which tracks state Medicaid data. As of September 2023 in California, nearly 704,000 people have been disenrolled, 21 percent (more […]

Webinar covers how to foster restorative practices in schools

The benefits of restorative practices and the conditions needed to successfully implement restorative approaches in educational systems were discussed during a recent webinar hosted by the Learning Policy Institute. As K-12 communities grapple with the psychological trauma students have experienced and continue to encounter, research […]

Resources and questions to help LEAs improve access to mental health supports

A September brief by The Education Trust, “How Mental Health Supports Impact Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD),” lays out how local educational agencies can implement mental health supports at the local level. Schools are increasingly offering wraparound services and interventions to address students’ social-emotional […]

Gen Z is optimistic about the future, but needs support to recognize their goals, survey shows

Struggles with mental health are having a measurable impact on Gen Z’s academic outcomes, according to participants of Gallup and the Walton Family Foundation’s Gen Z Panel, one of the largest and most comprehensive national research panels developed to track sentiment and behavior of this […]

From awareness to action: Resources for Bullying Prevention Month

By Angela Asch October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an opportune time to educate and raise awareness on what bullying is and how bullying affects school climate, students’ well-being and academic achievement. Bullying and cyberbullying impact a student’s ability to learn and can have damaging […]