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COVID-19 Showed Us How Important It Is to Focus on Adolescent Well-Being: Here Is What School Systems Should Do

From the report: "While schools have responded with new programs and routines, our interviews with families and teachers in four New England high schools that serve low-income communities expose how ill-equipped New England schools were to address adolescent well-being during the pandemic. This raises troubling questions about how well it was being addressed before the pandemic. Specifically, our interviews reveal that as adolescents suffered, under-resourced families looked to schools for help that didn’t come. While teachers made heroic efforts, they reportedly felt unprepared to deliver the support students needed. And schoolwide efforts were often inconsistent or limited."

Center on Reinventing Public Education
Heyward, G., Casimere, H., & Jochim, A.
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November 2021