Less than half of the secondary schools in Ontario have access to mental-health professionals, according to a survey of the province's principals. However, the number of students with mental-health problems and learning disabilities has risen. To address the problem, some school boards are partnering with community-service providers to give students access to care. "If you have a school where some kids can function and others can't, nobody can learn easily," said Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education, which released the report.
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