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Reviews |  Medical schools should reduce the importance of standardized admission tests

Reviews | Medical schools should reduce the importance of standardized admission tests

Comment this story Comment Alessandro Hammond is a student at Harvard University and a researcher in oncology and hematology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Cameron Sabet is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying religious studies and medical ethics. The American Bar Association recently announced that, to remove entry barriers for disadvantaged students, it …

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Students say academic pressure is the most common cause of mental health issues – and not just at highly selective schools – MindShift

Extract of “The real world of the university: what is higher education and what can it be?by Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman. Reprinted with permission from The MIT Press. Copyright 2022. With our research team, we spent five years visiting ten disparate campuses, conducting over two thousand semi-structured intensive interviews. On each campus, we interviewed …

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Investing in schools to address the adverse mental health effects of COVID-19 on young people

Investing in schools to address the adverse mental health effects of COVID-19 on young people

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense disruption in the daily lives of children and adolescents and has had a devastating effect on their mental health. More than one in three high school students in the United States reported experiencing poor mental health during the pandemic, and in October 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared …

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Doctor warns ‘woke’ agenda is gaining a foothold in medical schools: ‘Diversity above merit’

A recent study by the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that diversity, equity and inclusion policies have taken a prominent place in American medical schools, and a medical expert told Fox News Digital that this raises a serious risk to the quality of care and freedom of expression. “Medical schools are devoting more and …

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Weehawken Schools after-hours counseling expands mental health services for students

At the time of the layoff, as classrooms empty and hallways quiet at Weehawken High School, counselor Rosmery Veras sticks around. It’s not just about ending your day and getting ready for the next one. That’s the time she planned to spend with students, in person or virtually, as part of a new district initiative …

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The battle against RSV in schools recalls the fight against COVID-19

The battle against RSV in schools recalls the fight against COVID-19

Schools are bracing for another winter marked by mass illness, as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continues to climb among children, prompting precautions to mirror those seen during COVID-19. Settings for younger children, such as daycares and pre-K programs, face a potential “triple epidemic” of RSV, COVID-19 and influenza this season. For the majority of adults …

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In New York, public schools are often the main source of mental health care for young people

In New York, public schools are often the main source of mental health care for young people

By law, public schools are required to provide fair and appropriate education to all students, including those with mental health issues. But what really happens is that families are forced to navigate an incredibly complex system, in a process that can take years to get the right services for their child. A new report by …

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Trigger schools to focus on behavioral and mental health

Trigger schools to focus on behavioral and mental health

Trigg County Public Schools is taking a new approach that focuses on improving the behavioral and mental health of its students with the goal of impacting their performance in school. “If we get behavior and mental health under control, we should see an increase in student achievement,” James Mangels, district director of student services and …

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Schools struggle to hire more mental health professionals for students

Schools struggle to hire more mental health professionals for students

Mira Ugwuadu felt anxious and depressed when she returned to her high school in Cobb County, Georgia last fall after months of distance learning, so she reached out for help. But her school counselor kept rescheduling their meetings because she had so many students to see. “I felt helpless and alone,” the 12th grader later …

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