Wisconsin education leaders are reacting to a budget deal that provides some extra funding to public schools but also increases support for private school vouchers.
Parent-teacher conferences just ended — a process akin to speed-dating, during which my husband and I met with our high school sophomore’s teachers in a flurry of quick, 10-minute Zoom sessions.
In the past month, as the Yabuki Mental Health Clinic at Children’s Wisconsin witnessed an influx of patients, the manager of the clinic has pointed out that there has been an increase in school anxiety, school avoidance, anxiety in general.
School students across Wisconsin are still getting settled as the new academic year unfolds. And experts say it’s important to get them in for a physical and get their hearing, vision, and teeth checked.
While one doesn’t usually think that hard about how school buses may relate to climate change or health, research from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shown that not only are school buses a producer of heat-trapping emissions that worsen climate change, the EPA also cites studies that show school bus pollution is affecting children’s health.