School lunch rules updated to help ease pandemic disruptions

Low-fat chocolate milk instead of only non-fat. Fewer whole-grain offerings. Less severe salt limits. The Biden administration issued transitional standards for school lunches Friday that are meant to ease the path for cafeterias to get back on a more healthful course as they recover from pandemic and supply chain disruptions. Schools have struggled to meet … Read more

The youth mental health crisis is real, but teachers can’t solve it alone

This month, the US Surgeon General issued a stark warning about the state of mental health among America’s youth. Citing mounting evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to social isolation, feelings of hopelessness and self-harm among adolescents, his public health advisory urged immediate action to support the mental health and well-being of young people. … Read more

Schools Confront Continued Mental Health Needs | K-12 Schools

Ask teachers what the mood is in their schools and many will tell you that families run into a wall. Parents and students — and teachers, too — suffer an extreme version of the usual December slump, as the excitement of going back to school fades and they confront the reality of backlogs of homework … Read more

Oakland County students push for law changes, better mental health support after Oxford High School shooting

Oakland County students hope to create safer schools after the Oxford High School shooting Students at Oakland County schools hope to create safer schools after the Oxford HS shooting. They are pushing for more mental health professionals, a greater response to threats from district officials, and changes to the law. Oakland County, Michigan (Fox 2) … Read more