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Too sick for school? Telehealth programs take 'guesswork' out of whether a student should go home

from Education DIVE

When Mark Garrett arrived in McDowell County Schools in North Carolina as assistant superintendent in 2012, unemployment in the rural, high-poverty community was 13%. And when he took the top job in the district a year later, he kept focusing on access to healthcare as one way to improve outcomes for students. "Sometimes as a superintendent, you just have to be smart enough to say yes," Garrett said of learning about Health-e-Schools, a school-based telehealth program created by the Center for Rural Health Innovation in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. more


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