Survey reveals mental health a top concern for educators and students, state-wide

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(ABC 6 News) – According to new survey results from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development, the mental health crisis among educators and students in Minnesota’s schools has reached an alarming level,

The report, called Minnesota Safe Learning Survey (SLS) surveyed 53,000 respondents to the three surveys from across Minnesota, and their concerns were clear.

The survey asked parents, students, and educators about their experiences in education last year due to the constant changes the pandemic caused.

Katie Pekel, Principal in Residence at the University of Minnesota went in-depth on what these findings address.