Youth Mental Health Facility Opens in East Bethel

Minnesota Commissioner for the Department of Human Services, Jodi Harpstead, said her department estimates that kids facing mental health issues that interfere significantly with home and school affect 9 percent of the state's youth.

Data and Resources: Youth Well-Being

Pathways Home, Ramsey County approach to juvenile justice reform, maintaining connections for incarceration-impacted families, health care disparities report, and a storybook about anxiety

SERIES: Understanding the Youth Mental Health Crisis

People sometimes think that if a child is punished enough, they'll "get it" — but that doesn't change behavior. You have to teach new skill sets, how to rewire their brains.

Developing the Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Studies show that when students participate in ethnic studies, they are more engaged when their curriculum reflects diverse — not monolithic — backgrounds.

Prison Work

There is an untapped incarcerated work force that can be held accountable and trained; they will be proud, dedicated employees, if given the opportunity.

Solving Child Care Needs, Especially in Greater Minnesota

The separation in our policy between care and education is really a false dichotomy.

Supporting Underserved Students

She saw what was possible for me long before I did.

Deep Dive: Teaching Multicultural History Passes Into Law — With Similar Opposition from a Few Decades Ago

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Deep reporting of the wide perspectives of Minnesota legislators in discussing the ethnic studies bill proposed for an impending vote.

School-Based Clinics Empower Teens

Adolescent-centered health care entails directly educating the patient on their health needs, rather than providing that guidance exclusively to the parent or guardian.

The Fight for Free Menstrual Products at School

To us, it was unfair that the school provided non-menstruators with the hygiene products they needed (toilet paper, soap, and paper towels) while every month, we were forced to scavenge.

Out of a Box

If there was a class focused on gender identity at my school, I know I wouldn’t have been comfortable speaking up about my experience around the individuals who were stereotyping me because of how I looked.

Where Is the Joy in K-12 Education?

I wish I had someone to tell me that I am allowed to be happy at school.