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State Board of Education hears sobering details of the pandemic’s impact on youth mental health

Written by Greg Childress and originally published on NC Policy Watch.

The pandemic has been unkind to America’s school children. Academically, K-12 students experienced significant learning loss while stuck at home during the height of the pandemic. Meanwhile, mental healthcare experts are concerned about the social and emotional well-being of children, many of whom struggled with anxiety and depression while being separated from classmates and lacking the support of school counselors, teachers and other staff.

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