Back to School After COVID-19 Part I: Supporting Student & Staff Mental Health

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support and Ingrid Padgett, CEI Director of Communications & Development This is the first part of the special series Back to School After COVID-19. View Part II here. School districts are making decisions right now about how and when to “open up” for the next academic
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Back to School After COVID-19 Part II: Schools Must Address Grief as Students Return to School

By Kaela Farrise, CEI Program Assistant, Innovation & Research Support This is the second part of the special series Back to School After COVID-19. View Part I here. As schools reopen, it is essential to specifically consider and address feelings of grief and loss among students and staff. Some students and teachers will be grieving
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Back to School After COVID-19 Part III: Open Up with Optimism and Connection

By Kate Nugent, Vice President of Learning, Life is Good Playmakers and Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support This is the third part of the special series Back to School After COVID-19. View Part I here. As staff and students return to school this fall, behind computers or at their school desks,
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Featured Fellow: Joelle Brookner Demonstrates Leadership and Compassion in her Western Massachusetts School District

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support When Joelle Brookner became a Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) Fellow, she was the principal of Williamstown Elementary School, a Pre-K-6 school of over 400 students in the northwesternmost part of Massachusetts. Her leadership in that school for many years earned her the respect and recognition
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