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A psychiatrist's advice on children's mental health. Plus, bus routes in disarray as the new school year begins.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Thousands of public school students in Maryland returned to school this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The start of the school year can be an anxious time for kids. How can parents offer reassurance? When are back-to-school jitters something more serious? We ask psychiatrist Dr. Justine Larson, who serves as medical director of schools and residential treatment centers for Sheppard Pratt.

Plus, Baltimore Banner education reporter Liz Bowie on test scores, bus routes, and school renovations.

Read more:
Thousands of Howard County students stranded without bus service this week
Historic Baltimore high schools are getting a face-lift. Parents and alumni want more.
Maryland schools recovered from pandemic learning losses in English. Math is a different story.

Check out WYPR's education reporting, including this recent story: New survey shows half of Maryland teachers work a second job, even more gain personal debt

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.