R.I. schools get $1.8M to boost mental health services

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has been allocated $1.8 million in federal funds to to help schools respond to students' mental health needs. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's education department is getting nearly $2 million in federal funding to help schools respond to students' mental health needs, the state's congressional delegation said Tuesday. The $1.8 million for the R.I. Department of Education will go toward training school workers to detect mental health issues, boosting awareness of mental health…

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