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Schools Director Dr. Jesse Register says that process needs to be better for kids that don't show outward signs of trouble.
"There aren't enough counselors to take care of every child. It's about adult student relationships," said Register.
Candace Tibbetts is a mother who can identify with that.
She says a traumatic event she wants to keep private left all three of her kids suffering from post traumatic stress.
She says there's a difference in how schools dealt with her older children who acted out in school and her youngest son who showed his emotional struggles by becoming withdrawn and losing interest in school.
"He didn't act out so he just got passed by. He wasn't a problem," said Tibbetts. "The school will generally let you know when your children are acting out."
Tibbett believes more attention to her son's problems could have helped identify them years earlier and helped him get the help he needed.
"The ones that are hiding are too scared to show you and those are the ones you have to watch because you don't know what they're going to do and one day they usually snap," said Tibbetts.
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2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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