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Accreditation battle, parent health decline, and "kidfluencer" compensation
VNN Weekly Digest August 14-20
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Tulsa Public Schools faces challenges in accreditation renewal
(OKLAHOMA) Tulsa Public School is the largest school district within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the State of Oklahoma. It currently serves over 33,000 students, of which roughly 3,000 are Native American. Within those 3,000 Native American students, roughly 985 are Mvskoke.
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Parents See Own Health Spiral as Their Kids’ Mental Illnesses Worsen
(NATIONAL) After her teenage daughter attempted suicide and began to cycle through emergency rooms and mental health programs during the past three years, Sarah Delarosa noticed her own health also declined. She suffered from mini strokes and stomach bleeding, the mother of four in Corpus Christi, Texas, said.
As "Kidfluencers" become more common, Illinois passes law to require compensation
(NATIONAL) Scroll any social media platform and it’s not uncommon to see a parent featuring their child in a reel or video and some of that content even going viral or bringing in money for the parent. Kids featured in social media videos are sometimes referred to as “kidfluencers” and they’ve become more common. According to Forbes, two kids under 18 were in the top 10 for earnings through YouTube videos in 2021.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Heavy rains associated with tropical cyclone Hilary likely to produce catastrophic to life-threatening flooding over portions of the Southwest, dangerous heat will continue to expand across the central U.S., and potentially heavy rain moving into southern Texas.
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