State, University of Iowa Launch ‘Center for School Mental Health’

Iowa’s Department of Education announced Wednesday it’s committing $20 million of federal pandemic aid toward a new University of Iowa-based “Center for School Mental Health” that will, among other things, offer teacher training and needs assessments statewide.

The new Iowa Center for School Mental Health will work with the state Education Department to expand services of the UI College of Education’s Baker Teacher Leader Center — which describes itself as a “comprehensive professional development center and professional learning commons.”

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