A teacher often can be the first adult to notice something is off when a student experiences depression, mania or other mental health issues. Yet just a little more than half of states require teachers to learn about student mental health and classroom management, and many teachers feel unprepared to support students facing mental health struggles in class, find researchers presenting here at the American Educational Research Association meeting Friday.
Nationally, only 63% of students with disabilities graduated high school in 2014. Possible causes are lowered expectations of students with disabilities starting in primary school, especially when coupled with high standards and competencies required for high school graduation.
Generating excitement to explore vocational and technical career pathways at a younger age is what the expansion is all about. Jamie Nash, director of secondary education for Pickaway-Ross, said the expansion of career and vocational education got a boost a couple years ago with passage of House Bill 59.