Policymakers Must Prioritize SEL – EdWeek Letter to the Editor

New research from ACT and the American School Counselors Association shows the significant disconnect between school counselors’ desire to support students’ social-emotional development and the tools and resources available to counselors to support that work...

2022-01-19T16:34:05-05:00January 19th, 2022|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

Now is the time to energize our education system

Having worked with students across the education spectrum – with the tiniest learners through Plant the Seed of Learning, to student teachers at West Chester University – I have garnered a deep appreciation for the unique ways students learn.

2020-08-24T18:26:49-04:00August 24th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

Opinion: Children of all ages deserve an education system that works for them

Earlier this year, as the widespread impact of COVID-19 began to take root, those of us working in education were faced with the challenge of finding ways to support teachers and schools as they shifted to distance learning to ensure students in our state were not left out of the education equation.

2020-08-24T18:15:58-04:00August 24th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

In what promises to be another atypical year, remember education is more than academics

In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down. What we thought might be a few weeks of working and learning from home, quickly turned into the norm.

2020-08-24T18:11:30-04:00August 24th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

COVID-19 presents vast challenges, opportunities

State Rep. calls for new approach to school learning — "Since I was elected to the State House of Representatives, I have tried to be a voice for the voiceless, advocating for those who haven’t always been able to advocate for themselves, including our state’s students...."

2020-08-17T09:14:17-04:00August 17th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, an education system re-boot is needed

Amidst enormous uncertainty, the debate about whether to reopen schools — and how — is contentious. The only certainty is that in any scenario, kids will spend less time in the classroom next year than ever before.

2020-07-28T09:56:52-04:00July 28th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|