mental health

Q&A with David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, on kids’ mental health

Children and teenagers have been through a lot the past few years, with the disruption and isolation that was COVID, on top of family stress or trauma that can be present any time. Sacramento County Office of Education is focused on this issue for our kids, and Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon sat down with us to discuss his perspective—and the plans SCOE is putting in place.

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No reason to expand human cages

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911, what’s your emergency?

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Creating an alternative to 911

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From Tupperware, with love

And so I bake. I bake as an excuse to leave the house, if only briefly. If my friends are home, we’ll talk through screen doors, catch up a bit. If they’re working, or if their health doesn’t allow it, I’ll send a text in advance so the food doesn’t languish in Sacramento’s summer heat. However the food gets delivered, I’ve made a real, human connection with someone I love in a time when I—we—need it so much.