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Education Lab is a project of the Seattle Times that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. Our team reports on issues like improving school discipline, parent education, math instruction and more. Our goal? To connect parents, students and educators to drive innovative solutions.

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We’re reporting on mental health and schools. And we need your help.

Depression. Anxiety. Suicide. Those are the words that often come up when people talk about youth mental health. And for good reason: CDC data suggest suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for adolescents. Feelings of hopelessness have shot up by 33% among Washington tenth graders in the past decade, statewide data shows. And...