Reimagining Education in the Era of COVID-19

By Michelle Hull, CEI Intern   Over the past five months, educators have been called to radically reimagine the classroom experience. This challenge has posed myriad questions: Why are students not consistently showing up to class or turning on their video cameras? How can the end of the school year be appropriately celebrated? And, above all
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Teachers and Families Collaborating to Educate Children During School Closures

By Hailey Jordan, CEI Intern Many schools across the world closed this spring in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. School and government leaders are still pondering whether or not it will be safe to reopen in the fall. According to UNESCO (2020), recent school closures impacted nearly 60% of the world’s
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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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School Mental Health Screening Part III: Is Universal Screening the Right Choice for Your School Community?

By Dalveer Kaur, CEI Intern and John Crocker, Director of School Mental Health & Behavioral Services, Methuen Public Schools This is the third part of the special series School Mental Health Screening. The reopening of schools this fall has prompted a multitude of concerns about appropriate safety procedures, new learning models, and learning loss. As
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Equity in Education Part IV: Redefining Education

 By Kelsey Remeis, CEI Intern This is the fourth part of the special series Equity in Education. During this time when racial justice and equity is in the spotlight and as we are reminded that segregation is a growing concern, we begin to educate and bring awareness to how, as a whole, the way boundaries have been established
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