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Some Teens Don’t See School as a Kind Place. Here’s Why That Matters.

Summary:  This article reports on the results of student survey on school mental health conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group on behalf of the Born This Way Foundation, an organization founded by singer Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, to research and promote mental wellness among young people. 

Source:  Evie Blad, Education Week, July 27, 2017

Categories:  Mental Health, School Health, School Culture/Climate, SEL Basics


So what makes a school kind? The survey asked teens about three common practices researchers have connected to supportive school environments: whether teachers say “hi” to students as they arrive, whether schools discuss mental health in classes, and whether teens believe their classmates make an effort to include people who are different.  Eleven percent of high school students said they had all of these resources at school, 20 percent said they have none of these resources, and the rest said they had some but not all three.

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