Making sure you show up in your own story

(From 2017) Tomorrow we have our fourth Annual Storytelling Festival for the AmeriCorps programs of Maryland. Our hosts at Casa Maryland and Pablo Blank always provide a warm welcome in their amazing space. Each year, we try different things and…..

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6 money tips new graduates should know

The congratulatory greeting cards are nice, but let’s face it: When new grads rip one open, they really hope there’s cash or a check inside. But what we should be giving graduates is something that will endure — financial knowledge…..

Unemployment hit 33-year low in Montgomery as joblessness fell across D.C. area

By Katie ShepherdAugust 9, 2023 at 5:26 p.m. EDT The unemployment rate hit a 33-year low of 1.5 percent in Montgomery County in June, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reflecting an overall decline in joblessness. Preliminary…..

Teacher resignations in some D.C.-area school districts rise again

By Lauren Lumpkin, Karina Elwood and Nicole AsburyUpdated August 9, 2023 at 1:54 p.m. EDT|Published August 9, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Dorothy Clowers arrived early at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School on a recent afternoon so that she could secure a good spot…..

How parents can shape a child’s future with small moments of joy

Feeling safe and supported and able to discuss even difficult subjects will help your kid to flourish, experts say. By Perri Klass, MDAugust 5, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. EDT In the pediatric world, we’ve worried a great deal about what we…..

The stories we tell about ourselves: understanding our personal narratives with psychologist Dan McAdams

Antonia Mufarech,Jan. 25, 2022 People are natural storytellers. We constantly revise and edit the ways in which we talk about the past and future. It’s through storytelling that we make sense of the world, and Dan McAdams, a Northwestern professor…..

What Can We Do About Pandemic-Related Learning Loss?

Remote school was devastating for many students. In Richmond, Virginia, a plan to switch to a year-round calendar brought promise and pushback. By Alec MacGillisJune 19, 2023 New Yorker Angela Wright became the principal of Fairfield Court Elementary School, in Richmond,…..

If Loneliness Is an Epidemic, How Do We Treat It?

By Eleanor Cummins and Andrew Zaleski NYTimes July 16th 2023 Ms. Cummins is a journalist and an adjunct professor in New York University’s science, health and environmental reporting program. Mr. Zaleski is a journalist who covers science, technology and business. Stephanie Cacioppo thought…..

Schools are using restorative justice to resolve conflicts. Does it work?

Maryland lawmakers prioritized the alternative disciplinary practice four years ago, but the rollout has been complicated By Caralee AdamsJuly 15, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EDT The skirmish last fall began on a Montgomery County school bus. Someone — no one is sure who — tossed…..

2024 won’t be a Trump-Biden replay. You can thank Gen Z for that.

By Celinda Lake and Mac Heller Washington Post July 20 2023 Celinda Lake, a Democratic Party strategist, was one of two lead pollsters for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. Mac Heller is a documentary film producer, most recently of “Rigged: The Voter Suppression…..