Issues Facing Schools

Students spend almost half of their waking hours at school. For this reason, school should be a safe, positive learning environment for students. There are a number of issues inside of and outside of the school day that can impact the school environment in negative ways. These challenges can make thing hard for students, school staff, and families.

As the adults in kids’ lives, there are things we can do make sure things like attendance, school climate, trauma, and housing issues do not impact kids’ ability to do well in school. Learn more by clicking on the topics below.

Absenteeism

Absenteeism
Good attendance helps kids stay on track academically. It sets up good habits for success in school, college, and a career. Learn how to promote good attendance at home and in school.
Temporary Housing

Temporary Housing
Changes in routines and living situations can affect children emotionally in the classroom. Learn more about resources for students living in temporary housing.
Trauma

Trauma
Trauma can change a child’s behavior, how they relate to others, and the way they react to everyday events. Learn how to support children who have experienced trauma.
School Climate

School Climate
A positive school climate can improve a student’s success in school and create a sense of school connectedness for families and school staff. Learn more about how you can support school climate.