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By Timothy Butterfield 12/17/2019 9:07 AM EST
Taylor Matz in Gutman Library
Following a career change, master's student Taylour Matz finds inspiration in the creative process as she works to bring a new education program to life.
By 12/03/2019 10:14 AM EST
Teacher at desk with head in hands
Why it's important for teachers — and their schools — to create space to acknowledge and respond to the stress of the job.
By 11/12/2019 8:23 AM EST
Tony Iton
How understanding the healthcare system can lead to better outcomes for students.
By Jill Anderson 10/24/2019 2:25 PM EDT
Female student from the rear, walking down long campus pathway
Colleges have seen an increase in demand for mental health services on campus and many schools are struggling to keep up. How can schools prepare to better serve their students, and how can parents and communities help?
By Julia Hanna 08/26/2019 4:22 PM EDT
Illustrations by Brian Stauffer
They have unbearable caseloads. They’re often asked to monitor hallways and fill in when a teacher calls in sick. They are usually the first to go during budget cuts. What is it going to take for us to reimagine the pivotal role of school counselors?
By Jill Anderson 05/07/2019 9:33 AM EDT
Melissa Ferrick
A veteran singer-songwriter goes back to school to find better ways to advocate for students with mental illness and addiction.
By 01/29/2019 1:56 PM EST
A Sleep-Deprived Nation
The importance of sleep in education, and a call to action.
By 01/23/2019 2:09 PM EST
How mindfulness education can help reduce stress in the classroom.
By Lory Hough 01/17/2019 12:04 PM EST
After years of social gains and with bright futures within reach, why are things still so difficult for middle school girls?
By Emily Boudreau 12/12/2018 8:34 AM EST
Alexandra Bachorik
Master's student — and medical doctor — Alexandra Bachorik is working toward a curriculum that will lead to better health outcomes for women.