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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with her older children who acted out in school and her youngest son who showed his emotional struggles by becoming withdrawn and losing interest in school.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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Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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