Idea: Replace School Police Officers with Mental Health Teams Now

The Brookings Institution (Brookings) just released a report on the value of cities using mental health teams rather than police to address many of the issues that arise in communities. It is an idea that has already received traction in some circles and there is federal funding for these efforts. See I want to use …

Democracy Prevails and Smith College Fails

Last night, with simple but profound words and 400 candles, we honored the 400,000 plus Americans who died from the Pandemic. During the preceding months, we never honored those whom COVID attacked; we failed them — until now. And moving forward, our work is before us.

Overhauling Education: If Not Now, When?

I recently published this piece on how to revamp education. Hit the link below. CoFoundersTown For me, the key is not what content we should offer to students of all ages and stages. The key is not what tests we need to give to students of all ages and stages. The key is not what …

Trauma Tools As Schools Stagger Forward

In Japanese culture, there is a tradition that when things break, they are not discarded. They are repaired with gold and accompanied with the phrase: More Beautiful for Being Broken. Hold that thought. School Reopening Confusion (to state it nicely) There is deep confusion about schools reopening this fall. Some schools are doing totally online …

You’re Invited to a Virtual Book Launch Monday, June 22 at 5 pm EST

This is the official Virtual Launch of Karen Gross’ new book, Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door: Strategies and Solutions for Educators PreK-College, released by TCPress on June 19, 2020. Join us for a panel discussion and giveaways! The Zoom launch will have a 30-minute panel discussion of this new book and its potential to …