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  • Study examines impact of high school teacher and student views of freshmen's social, emotional needs

    Social work professor Kevin Tan and alumna Jenna White standing outdoors

    When high school freshmen and their teachers have differing assessments of students’ social skills, the students’ attendance and grades are negatively affected, according to a study by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign social work professor Kevin Tan and alumna Jenna White.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Kevin Tan, call 217-300-4432; email

    To reach Jenna White, email