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By his own description, Neil Geyette was raised around badass educators, led by his mother. A public school teacher, Rhonda Geyette raised her son by...

How Medicaid Became A Go-To Funder For Schools

OAKLAND, Calif. — Gerardo Alejandrez used to punch classmates, throw chairs and curse at his teachers, conduct that forced him to switch from school...

After Shooting, ‘Honor How Kids Want To Deal With Their Feelings’

With so much coverage of last week’s grisly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students, parents and others are struggling to cope. Christine Sylvest, a child...

Case Tests Whether Districts Must Protect Students From Bullying Under PA...

Do school districts in Pennsylvania have a legal obligation to protect students from discriminatory harassment and bullying? A court case filed on behalf of a...

Family Crisis Or New Joy? Get Paid Time Off For It

Last May, I wrote a column that offered tips for caregivers — without knowing that I would soon become one myself. A few months later,...

Panel Says Teachers Aren’t Prepared to Deal with Trauma in Children

A student who seems inattentive in class may not be inattentive at all,  one of the area’s leading experts on trauma-informed education said yesterday. “Maybe...

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ CHIP (Finally) Gets Funded

 Three and a half months after funding expired for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP is finally refinanced, this time for six years. That...

Running On Empty: CHIP Funding Could Run Out Jan. 19 For...

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) despite spending approved by Congress in late December...

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