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University of Idaho students: Letters from surviving roommates read at church service

CNN — At a memorial service for four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death last month, an Idaho church pastor read aloud letters from the surviving roommates, recalling their memories of their friends and sharing their grief. The service, held Friday in Post Falls, Idaho, was organized because “the families requested …

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Holiday Gratitude and Giving Are Good for Your Mental Health | Lifestyle

The busy holiday season brings many priorities, and our mental health doesn’t always earn a spot at the top of the list. However, gratitude and giving can have a direct correlation to improved health, increased happiness, and endless joy…especially this time of year. As a fundraiser for Youth First, I hear story after story about …

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School Questions: What is Bend the Trend? | education

Victoria Independent School District is proud to partner with Gulf Bend Center in “Bend the Trend,” a school-based mental health collaborative. This program seeks to identify and provide early intervention mental health services for students who attend Torres Elementary at no cost to families. Bend the Trend is a proactive approach that provides early intervention …

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Idaho student murders: Moscow police say sixth man on lease not involved in killings

CNN — The Moscow Police Department said Friday it does not believe a sixth person listed on the lease at the residence where four University of Idaho students were killed last month was involved in their deaths. “They spoke with this individual and confirmed that they had moved out prior to the start of the …

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A theater in Beijing is committed to screening films for the blind

For the past 18 years, the Reckoning Theater in Beijing has been narrating films to its audiences—describing the scenes and settings and contextualizing the moving images on the screen. That’s because its patrons are visually impaired, and the one-of-a-kind theater has become a favorite spot for those who yearn to experience the magic of movies …

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Western Kern Consortium Reversing Kern Test Results Trend, Brings Outsiders to Understand Methods | News

New Yorker Jay Roscup started talking and then fell silent when asked Thursday what he learned during his visit to western Kern County schools, whose educational methods differ greatly from other local districts. “Gosh,” said Roskup, who works in the K-12 Sodus School District. “We learned a lot. Let me know if I’m talking too …

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North Tulsa students get access to a free arts education through a nonprofit

A 9-year-old artist begins going through her black folder, reflecting on the art lessons that led her to create some of her most beloved drawings. “I like art because you can express all your feelings through art,” said Brooke Brown as she held up some of her work. “There are so many different colors in …

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Thursday afternoon update – trending in Florida

Florida consumer sentiment defies national numbers in November, rises despite inflation Consumer sentiment among Florida residents rose to 64.7 in November, up 1.8 points from October’s revised 62.9. However, the national mood drops by more than three points. All five components that make up the index have increased. Florida residents’ views of current economic conditions …

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Confusion deepens over whether any of 4 University of Idaho students were targets of fatal stabbings

CNN — Detectives don’t know if one or more of the four University of Idaho students killed in their off-campus home last month were specifically targeted, police said Wednesday — in perhaps their sharpest departure yet from their previous statements. Police say they are responding specifically to information they say was released by prosecutors this …

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Schools struggle to meet students’ mental health needs

School systems in the United States are struggling to find workers to address the mental health needs of students. Mental health problems among students have worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chalkbeat found that among 18 of the nation’s largest school districts, 12 started the school year this fall with fewer counselors or …

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