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Chronic absenteeism in school linked to poor mental health

Chronic absenteeism in school linked to poor mental health   By Camal Shorter, Coolidge High School June 15, 2020   Many promising students are becoming disinterested and disengaged from school, underperforming academically and becoming part of the public health problem of chronic absenteeism. This is yet another issue made worse by the novel coronavirus. There...

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As black teen suicide rises, more resources and awareness needed

As black teen suicide rises, more resources and awareness needed   By Sierra Lewter, Louis Steptoe, Rhea Warren, Davon Harris and Berri Wilmore Artwork by Pooja Singh, UHMP graphics and social media coordinator June 15, 2020   Aabrielle Spear’s first thoughts of suicide came shortly after getting bullied in kindergarten. As a young girl...