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Montgomery students are meeting literacy expectations but are behind in math

By Nicole Asbury Montgomery County students met the school system’s performance target in reading but fell short of goals in math for the last school year, according to academic data shared with the school board Thursday. Overall, 71.7 percent of students…..

Civic Engagement as an Ideology!!!A Cautionary Read

An interesting book of research on AmeriCorps that challenges us deeply to think about the mission and the structures that we operate in that often are intended to make us ineffective. Sara Carpenter Thesis AbstractOver the last twenty years, the…..

Mental Health Is Political

By Danielle Carr Dr. Carr is an assistant professor at the Institute for Society and Genetics at U.C.L.A. Sept. 20, 2022 New York Times Sep 20th 2022 What if the cure for our current mental health crisis is not more mental…..

Schoolchildren’s pandemic struggles, made worse by U.S. policies

Review by Hannah Natanson Washington Post Sep 4th 2022 We have all heard, by this point, that school closures during the first year of the pandemic damaged children. We have heard that children slid behind where they should be academically,…..

School Is for Hope

By Gabrielle Oliveira  NYT Sep 1 2022 It was a cold day in January 2019, and Heidi, who was 6 years old, was ready for her first day of school in the United States. Her father, Jorge, woke up early to help her with her…..

School Is for Care

By Jessica Grose    NYT Sep 1 2022 Kimberly Wilson’s TikTok videos often begin with the back of a little girl’s head. The child’s hair is matted, and Wilson, who works at Butcher-Greene Elementary in Grandview, Mo., begins to gently comb out the snarls. By the end…..

In one word, how does it feel to be a teacher right now?

These 12 Teachers Don’t See Themselves as Superheroes Give this article Across the United States, education has become one of the hottest and most keenly felt political issues. Ever since the Covid pandemic began, governors, mayors, union officials, legislators and…..

American students’ test scores plunge to levels unseen for decades

By Donna St. George Washington Post Sep 1 2022 Test scores in elementary school math and reading plummeted to levels unseen for decades, according to the first nationally representative report comparing student achievement from just before the pandemic to performance two years later. Math scores dropped seven points…..

The trouble with viewing 9/11 and the pandemic through a wartime lens

Perspective by Lila Nordstrom and Sarah Senk  Washington Post September 11th 2022 In the 21 years since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have relied on wartime tropes to understand the tragedy: “Ground Zero” conjured images of nuclear detonation; the dead were described as “fallen…..

When a parent’s mental health struggle affects their kids

By Caitlin Gibson July 21, 2022 at 10:28 a.m. EDT Washington Post Eileen Grimes was sitting on the examination table, already feeling rather exposed in a thin paper gown as she waited to begin a routine appointment with her OB/GYN last August……