School http://wesa.fm en How to Deal with New School Anxiety http://wesa.fm/post/how-deal-new-school-anxiety <p>New school anxiety hits students transitioning between school levels each year. As this academic year gets underway <a href="http://www.washjeff.edu/professors/petchel-cathy">Cathy Petchel</a>, a clinical psychologist at Washington &amp; Jefferson College, is ready to help.</p><p>Petchel says the major issues which contribute to new school anxiety stem from a fear of the unknown. That includes new social situations and how to build relationships in this new setting. Heightened academic expectations can also be a source of anxiety. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:30:39 +0000 Nick Frost 16631 at http://wesa.fm How to Deal with New School Anxiety The Problem of Chronic Absenteeism http://wesa.fm/post/problem-chronic-absenteeism <p>Chronic absenteeism is a key driver of the nation's achievement, high school graduation and college attainment gaps. The pattern for kids missing school begins as early as kindergarten.</p><p>Linda Lane, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent, Linda Hippert, executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Ken Smythe-Leistico, assistant director at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development address the various reasons for chronic absenteeism. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:48:18 +0000 Heather McClain 15610 at http://wesa.fm The Problem of Chronic Absenteeism