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Countering the Narrative- Jason DeHart

What’s your story?  As a middle school English teacher, sometimes I wished I could have simply asked my students that question. I know well how the narratives we tell ourselves about ourselves shape what we believe we can and cannot…..

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Teenagers Are Struggling, and It’s Not Just Lockdown

By Emily Esfahani Smith NYT May 4th 2021 Ms. Esfahani Smith is a doctoral student in clinical psychology and the author of “The Power of Meaning.” At the beginning of the pandemic, she wrote about how a key to surviving the mental-health trials…..

A call to National Service

By The Editorial Board The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstandingvalues. It is separate from the newsroom. American presidents have long vied to echo John Kennedy’s “Ask not…..

Reimagining National Service

Introduction Our country is facing a crisis unlike anything it has experienced since the Great Depression. The long-term public health consequences of COVID-19 remain uncertain. Education has been disrupted and children face continued learning loss. Millions of Americans, especially women…..

New Bill to Expand AmeriCorps

On April 15, 2021, the CORPS Act (Cultivating Opportunity and Response to the Pandemic through Service Act) was reintroduced by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) in the 117th Congress. They were joined in introducing the bill…..

How the pandemic is reshaping education

By Donna St. George, Valerie Strauss, Laura Meckler, Joe Heim and Hannah Natanson  MARCH 15, 2021 Washington Post The coronavirus pandemic upended almost every aspect of school at once. It was not just the move from classrooms to computer screens. It tested basic ideas about instruction, attendance,…..

1 Billion for National Service

TAKE ACTION: THANK CONGRESS From Kristen Bennett at Service Year Mar 10, 2021, 2:14 PM We have amazing news to share! The American Rescue Plan — the COVID relief bill that passed in Congress today and awaits the President’s signature…..

Montgomery hasn’t kept up

7 Mar 2021 The Washington Post Sunday BY NATALI FANI-GONZALEZ The writer is vice chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.Z Within 30 minutes, on a Friday afternoon in the fall…..

The Hidden History of Silver Spring

J by David S. Rotenstein Introduction Silver Spring, Maryland developed during the early twentieth century as a sundown suburb: an area covering more than ten square miles where racial restrictive deed covenants prevented African Americans from owning or renting homes.[1] Located…..

Local Black History in our backyard

On June 30, 1960, a group of Black college students took a ride on the carousel at Maryland’s Glen Echo Park and refused to get off. Five students were arrested that day, but demonstrations calling for the amusement park to desegregate continued…..

Project CHANGE Founder -Farewell Good and Faithful Servant -Dr. Anastasi RIP

Dr. Robert Edward Anastasi peacefully passed away on February 17, 2021 surrounded by his family. Bob was born December 10, 1939, to Virginia Spigone and Anthony Anastasi in Washington, DC. He is predeceased by his parents and his step-mother, Martha…..