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“Violence in Schools Seems to Be Increasing. Why?”—EducationWeek, November 1, 2021  “Why So Many Teachers Are Thinking of Quitting”—The Washington Post Magazine, October 18, 2021  “Classroom Time Isn’t the Only Thing Students Have Lost”—The Atlantic, September 7, 2021   “Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic

It’s spring of 2021 and schools across the world are wrestling with the challenges of bringing students back to physical classrooms full time, all with the doomsday drumbeat of student ‘learning loss’ and a push to ‘double-down’ on addressing the achievement gap through a mandated summer school.  This is a continuation of the ‘threat and rigidity response’ to

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of reflection in schools throughout the nation. As you are probably well aware, significant mental health, social, emotional, and behavioral needs existed before the pandemic, and social and emotional learning (SEL) has been part of education for decades. Although it isn’t a new topic, we