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school social workers in the news

Below are links featuring school social workers in the news. 

A wave of evictions is on the horizon. What impact could they have on kids' education?

60 Minutes

Nov. 22, 2020

By Brit McCandless Farmer

When a federal order limiting evictions expires at the end of the year, millions of Americans face the risk of losing their homes. Experts say it could have a ripple effect on kids trying to learn.

Image by Jordan Whitt

School districts saw unprecedented drop in enrollment during pandemic

60 Minutes

Nov. 22, 2020

By Sharyn Alfonsi

As school started this fall during the pandemic, some of the largest school districts saw an unprecedented decrease in student enrollment. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how districts mobilized to get kids in school this fall.

Image by Jeffrey Hamilton

School Social Workers Are Begging Us To Remember Their Vital Role


Nov. 16, 2020

By Nikkya Hargrove

For many kids, school is their safe haven — the place they can get a hot meal, access computers for homework, and find social-emotional support. As schools across the country weigh options for re-opening fully or partially in person, or considering going back to virtual learning in the face of constantly changing directives and rising Covid numbers, social workers want to make sure schools adapt and reimagine their vital roles so students in need don’t fall through the cracks.

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