Mental Health Services
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
School counselors are key to helping students with issues such as time management, college preparation, and emotional well being. But, a CUNY educator said, New York City schools are way behind other school districts when it comes to effective counseling.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
By Beth Fertig
The teachers' union and the Education Department are joining forces to provide more social and medical services to students and their families at six schools, which will serve as community hubs.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott wants to open 20 health and mental health centers in middle and high schools throughout the city, he told the City Council at a budget hearing. This comes after more than 70 school-based mental health centers were closed over the last two years.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
By Maria Newman
At a City Council hearing, advocates and city officials criticized the schools for relying too much on the police and hospitals to cope with troubled children.
Monday, April 30, 2012
By Laura Klein
In her latest blog post about teaching at a South Bronx middle school, Laura Klein writes about visiting a student at an in-patient psychiatric facility. As a teacher, she writes, it's easy to take comfort in knowing that her expectations for troubled students provide "simplicity in a world that is chaotic and scary." But when an incident occurs, she writes, it reinforces that, "We don’t have the solutions, and even if we did, we don’t have the power to fix the things that are broken in their lives."
Monday, April 09, 2012
The city wanted to fire a Washington Heights music teacher, Michael Dalton, for inappropriately holding three third-grade boys in his lap, The Times reports. But then Mr. Dalton, 48, presented a novel -- and successful -- defense: a photo of Joel I. Klein, the schools chancellor at the time, who also appeared to have children sitting in his lap. An arbitrator returned him to the classroom.