I have been writing about interventions we use in our region to help students cope with issues at school and in their lives. A more desperate situation occurs in Philadelphia. The city has a huge urban school district with problems typical of its setting. Surrounding these students and their families are violence, poverty and consequential circumstances to these pressures.
This past Monday was the holiday commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. and the values that he stood for. He was known for preaching and teaching racial equality and non-violence. He was courageous enough to use his gifts and strengths to work towards these goals, but his life ended tragically at the young age of 39. […]
Like many of you, I do not understand the total ramifications of the current government shutdown. However, I do know many valuable programs that help families and children are at risk. If lost, thousands of children all over our country will be impacted. Many are frustrated by the government’s inability to compromise. Yet, our frustrations […]