BY MARY ELLEN FLANNERY. NEA Today. Feb. 20, 2020 With Virginia poised to become the fifth state to require its middle and high schools to provide free tampons and menstrual pads in its bathrooms, the issue of “period poverty” has growing traction in schools and statehouses across the nation. One in five teens said they … Continue reading Growing Awareness of ”Period Poverty“ in Schools
‘Are You Thinking About Suicide?’ By Mary Ellen Flannery. January 2020. NEA Today Magazine http://neatoday.org/2020/01/15/teen-suicide-what-educators-need-to-know/ “In the last nine days, in just this area, we’ve lost another three students to suicide,” said Tim Warnock, a physical education teacher in the suburbs of Phoenix, after a series of student deaths in October 2019. The numbers are … Continue reading As suicide rates climb among American teens, educators need to ask and listen.