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Illinois schools face continued financial struggle
Many schools in Illinois continue to struggle with fewer state and federal funding sources.
Just in the last year, schools have been spending a lot less and borrowing more. A new report from the Illinois Board of Education shows nearly 65 percent of all school districts are expected to be in debt this year.
8 tips for helping a traumatized child rebuild trust
When a child experiences or witnesses any form of emotional or physical abuse, their trust can become shattered. Trauma survivors may have trouble trusting their close family relationships or friendships. The symptoms of trauma can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication and problem solving. These problems may affect the way the survivor acts with others.
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Schools liable in suicides? Court to hear case
By all accounts eighth-grader Stephen Patton was cheerful and well-liked by most of his classmates at Floyd County's Allen Central Middle School.
But a few of them, his family says they discovered, repeatedly abused, taunted and bullied the 13-year-old gentle giant, who stood 6-foot-3, weighed 196 pounds and had a stutter.
On Nov. 27, 2007, Stephen placed a gun to his head and took his own life.
Union lobbyist who worked one day as a teacher suing Illinois for $30,000 pension
watchdog.org via Fox News
After working one day as a substitute teacher in Illinois, David Piccioli could be entitled to an annual pension of more than $30,000.
And he's suing the state to make sure he gets paid.
Know how to spot, help depression of college students
St. Cloud Times
The March 8 Times news report "College counselors work to accommodate growing demand" highlights an important issue not just for a metro area with four major colleges, but the countless local families with young adults in higher education.
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Most parents don't know how to tackle cyberbullying
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Fifty-four percent of U.K. parents would have no idea if their child was being cyberbullied, highlighting that most parents are completely ill-equipped and under-educated in knowing how to recognize and deal with this growing threat to children.
Study: Suspension leads to more pot use among teens
University of Washington via Medical Xpress
Suspending kids from school for using marijuana is likely to lead to more ̵ not less — ;pot use among their classmates, a new study finds.
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Suicide prevention program makes lasting difference at Central High School
Prior to March 1, 2008, in Rapid City, there was a 30-month period where 14 teens took their lives. Much of the teen community in Rapid City was in crisis. In the fall of 2008, Rapid City Central High School received a grant to implement a promising suicide prevention program called Sources of Strength.
More than seven years later, the program is proving to be successful. The last suicide to impact the school happened in 2011.
How do anorexics control their appetite?
Elsevier via Medical Xpress
Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one's best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is often too enticing and self-control vanishes. This behavior is normal because hunger increases the intensity of food rewards. Yet, individuals with anorexia nervosa, despite their state of starvation, are able to ignore such food-related rewards.
Teachers grapple with various meanings of 'college and career ready'
Think about what it might mean to "get ready."
When you prepare to leave the house in the morning, you might take a shower or pour yourself a cup of coffee. If you're gearing up for a job interview, you might dry clean your suit or update your resume. What you do depends on which situation you're preparing for — which is part of the issue with the phrase "college and career ready."
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