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Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students' daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year.

Rachael McRae, a fifth-grade teacher in central Illinois, was sitting on the couch the other day with her 4-month-old when she saw the email.

"He was having a fussy day," she says, "so I was bouncing him in one arm, and started going through my emails on my phone, just to feel like I was getting something done." In her spam folder, she found an email from an organization called My Pay, My Say, urging her to drop her union membership.

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study, nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder, and in the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.

Dan Woods

On this edition of Going Public, we talk with Jackson Chamber Director Brian Gerau and Meredith Pobst, Director of Communications and the Foundation for the Jackson R-2 School District. We talk about how the partnership between the chamber and the school district benefits the community.

 

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On this edition of Going Public, we talk with Jackson Chamber Director Brian Gerau. He tells us about job placement services the chamber offers including resume review and mock interviews.

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