Are schools doing enough to tackle the youth mental health crisis? | New

CECILIA, Ky. — For fourth-grade student Leah Rainey, the school day now begins with what her teacher calls an “emotional recording.”

“Good to see you. How are you?” chirps a happy voice on the screen of his laptop. This one asks him to click on an emoji corresponding to his state of mind: Happy. Sad. Concerned. Angry. Frustrated. Calm. Idiot. Tiredness.

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