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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…..

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Lyttonsville, one of Montgomery’s oldest neighborhoods, braces for change

By Kathy OrtonFeb. 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Washington Post Whether they have been there for decades or only recently moved in, residents have pretty much the same answer for why they live in Lyttonsville. “We’re a very diverse community of…..

The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale

The way we talk about her covers up uncomfortable truths about American racism. By Jeanne Theoharis Dr. Theoharis is a professor of political science and the author of eleven books on the civil rights and Black Power movements including “The Rebellious…..

Just Breathe

A recent video Project CHANGE shared with members to share with their students about the importance of breathing and slowing down.

Exploring the human commons

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing All That We Share.

Why your Inner Story Matters

The story we keep telling ourselves matter more than any story others tell us or the story we tell to others. We are our own most important audience. Watch this video. https://fb.watch/3g44aj794z/ From @TeacherToolKit Dr. Tim Obrien At Risk! Every…..

Montgomery schools are failing minority students

Opinion by Lavanya Sithanandam Jan. 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST Washington Post Lavanya Sithanandam is a pediatrician serving a predominantly low-income and minority population in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Montgomery County Public Schools is failing its Black, Latino and…..

Education’s Three Lies

“The schools in this country are one of the biggest reasons we’re all so screwed up. Our educational experience consists of three great lies. Lie number one is, It’s better to say, ‘I know’ than to say, ‘I don’t know.’…..

Study: Majority of students’ feelings about high school are negative

AUTHOR from K-12 Dive Naaz Modan@NaazModan PUBLISHED Feb. 7, 2020 Dive Brief: High school students experience mostly negative emotions toward school, with feeling tired among their biggest complaints, according to a new nationwide study by Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence and Child…..

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

From Huffington Post Co-authored by Marc Brackett, Ph.D, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence On a Saturday in late October, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Born This Way Foundation had the immense pleasure of welcoming almost…..

Failing grades double and triple — some rising sixfold — amid pandemic learning

From the Washington Post By Donna St. GeorgeDec. 3, 2020 at 4:10 p.m. EST Failure rates in math and English jumped as much as sixfold for some of the most vulnerable students in Maryland’s largest school system, according to data released…..