School Psych Corner: Schools Struggle to Meet Students’ Mounting Mental-Health Needs
[Source: Education Week]
“We’re screwed.” That’s what principal Kristina MacBury is hearing over and over again from her students at Sarah Pyle Academy.
Sarah Pyle is a dropout-recovery program in Wilmington, Del., and its students, ages 16 to 21, face a lot of hardships in the best of times: They may be the primary breadwinners in their families. Some have kids of their own; others are taking care of sick parents. Many are homeless.
Now, as a historic recession takes shape amid the pandemic, these students are worried about finding work to bolster their families’ earnings or losing jobs they already have. They’re upset about the prospect of not getting a traditional graduation—a major milestone for any young adult but one that may be especially hard-won for Sarah Pyle’s graduates.
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