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Ed Dept prioritizes school mental health staff expansion in funding distribution

August 2, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The priorities for the grant funding, which has not yet been distributed, come just a few days after the Biden administration announced the two programs on Friday.

“The Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought on challenges for children and youth that impacted their overall emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing and their ability to fully engage in learning,” the department said in the proposal. “The disruptions in routines, relationships, and the learning environment have led to increased stress and trauma, social isolation, and anxiety.”

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