Health & Healthcare
School Counselors Just Want to Do Their Job
Since the start of the pandemic, school counselors have been tasked with extra duties that make it harder for them to address students' mental health needs.
Period Equity Is Expanding Nationwide, Often Thanks to Young Leaders
One in four students struggle to afford period products. Menstrual inequity and the stigma of menstruation can lead students to experience health issues and miss valuable school time. Here’s how activists–including students–are changing that.
The Young Activists Guide to Making Change
After three years of hard work led by youth activists and local organizations, Hawai'i students will have access to something new to meet their essential needs: free period products in school.
Hawai‘i Students Fought for Free Menstrual Products in Schools and Won
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill into law requiring public schools to provide free period products. Meet the educator and students who made that happen.
For Some Black Students, COVID-19 Is Spurring Interest in Health Care Careers
The struggles and losses of the pandemic have highlighted the importance of health care and the need for diversity in the medical field.
Creating Safe and Supportive Schools for Students with Disabilities During Delta
Three experts discuss the Delta variant’s impact on students with special health care needs and share what families and educators need to know.
Who Do We Consider Expendable When It Comes to COVID-19 and Schools?
As a new academic year starts, administrators need to remain vigilant to issues of equity and disparities in vaccine access amid the ongoing pandemic.
Students Work to Help Their Communities—and Their Own Mental Health
Civic engagement can help students perform better at school and improve their own wellbeing.
Why Schools Need to Normalize and Prioritize Students’ Mental Health
A top priority for schools moving forward is to address the mental health needs that likely worsened during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly for children from low-income families.