Posted inChildren's Health

UNC study: States that expanded access to food benefits saw decreases in child neglect, abuse cases

By Jennifer Fernandez States that expanded access to federal food benefits saw decreases in the rates of cases investigated by child protective services, a new study by researchers from UNC Chapel Hill shows. “It was affirming to see it aligning with mounting evidence,” said Anna Austin, an assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global […]

Posted inDisabilities

Schools struggle to retain special ed teachers. Advocates say invest more in them.

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven When 11-year-old Nico started school in July, he and his classmates didn’t have a teacher.  Instead, the certified special ed teacher next door created lesson plans for the class of six students at Holly Grove Elementary School in Wake County. Nico has autism and a seizure disorder. The other five kids in […]