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Arizona School Counselors Seeing Students More Stressed, Anxious This School Year. See more state education news here

| September 29, 2020
Arizona School Counselors Seeing Students More Stressed, Anxious This School Year. See more state education news here

… Counselors at other Arizona schools are seeing increased levels of stressed and anxiety among students, said Sarah Skemp, chair of the Arizona School Counselors Association. She’s also seeing this within her own school, Lake Havasu High School, in western Arizona. Unlike Thatcher schools, her school district is still teaching students remotely.

“They’re just feeling a disconnect from their peers and from the school personnel and so that makes them a little more anxious and then again worrying about their family’s safety, worrying about their own safety adds to their stress levels,” Skemp said.

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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

| November 12, 2019
Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

A regular drumbeat of mass shootings in the U.S., both inside schools and out, has ramped up pressure on education and law enforcement officials to do all they can to prevent the next attack.

Close to all public schools in the U.S. conducted some kind of lockdown drill in 2015-2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. …

But many experts and parents are asking if the drills, some complete with simulated gunfire, are doing more harm than good.

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