In a recent radio interview in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting TLPI’s Director, Susan Cole talks about the Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary and Secondary Education taking initiative, with its commission on safe and supportive schools. The commission was established in 2014 as part of legislation to curb gun violence.
Commission co-chair Susan Cole says their goal is to give Massachusetts teachers “the time and the skills” to go beyond academics and care for the whole child before them. They plan to release a report on students’ access to mental-health support services in the next year. To listen to the full interview, please click here.