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As part of the Center for Health Journalism Fellowship, journalists work with a senior fellow to develop a special project. Recent projects have examined health disparities by ZIP code in the San Francisco Bay Area, anxiety disorders and depression in the Hispanic immigrant community in Washington state, and the importance of foreign-born doctors to health care in rural communities.

Prince George's County schools are offering immigrant students English language courses, mental health support and guidance coun
Schools in the county are changing curriculums to ensure immigrant students are welcomed and supported.
Last year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement placed 1,558 children in Prince George’s County – the fourth-highest number after
This story is part of a larger project by Kavitha Cardoza, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship, who is exploring the unprecedented challenges education professionals must address when they attempt to create and manage programs and services to support undocumented children who are navigatin
The Tribune
The third story in The Tribune’s “Substandard of Living” series examining the experiences of low-income renters living in poorly maintained housing in San Luis Obispo County.
Olga Contreras maestra en la escuela Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy en La Villita. (Michelle Kanaar / WBEZ)
En la primaria Saucedo en La Villita, Olga Contreras lucha contra la pérdida palpable de aprendizaje, un estudiante y un día a la vez
Hartsfield Elementary School in Tallahassee employs a concept called conscious discipline to help address early childhood trauma
To keep children from being committed under the Baker Act, some schools are addressing early childhood trauma and changing their approach to student discipline.
In the midst of the pandemic, a new foster care model based on community living and known as a "children's village" has opened up to foster youth on the Cheyenne River Reservation.
Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
Child welfare cases are at a 14-year high months after Los Angeles County’s Dependency Court reopened in June. Families and attorneys are struggling in virtual courtrooms.
The playground at Hartsfield Elementary School in Tallahassee, FL
Data shows children who are committed under the Baker Act often are referred by school officials. School shootings and other incidents have placed more pressure on officials to intervene.
Martina Faulk, and her daughter, Nadia King, embrace in a photograph
Each year, about 36,000 children in Florida are involuntarily committed for psychiatric evaluations under the state's Baker Act and disabled kids are becoming increasingly ensnared.
Pat Chiancone is in charge of international student enrollment in Prince Georges County schools.
The number of children crossing the southern border is on the rise again. Prince George’s County is helping them cope and learn.



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