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Biden administration kicks off nationwide tour addressing mental health challenges from COVID pandemic

The Biden administration announced Wednesday a nationwide tour to address mental health challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, another sign the U.S. may have reached what the president said in his his State of the Union Address “a new moment in the fight against COVID-19.” Read More


Creative treatment for pandemic stress: RI's PeaceLove Studios expands art program

From humble beginnings more than a decade ago, PeaceLove Studios co-founders Jeff Sparr and Matthew Kaplan had brought their mental-health programs to the world stage when the pandemic brought the planet to its knees. Read More


It may be 50 years old, but this dazzling D.C. library was 2021’s Building of the Year

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library underwent a remodel that kept the historic exterior but completely reimagined the inside. Read More


The science of catching up: Daily tutoring for those who are most behind rises to the top in research evaluations

Tens of millions of students may now be months or, in some cases, even a full year behind because they couldn’t attend school in person during the pandemic. Read More


The mental health system is buckling under pandemic demand

There's been a drastic increase in the number of Americans who need mental health care, putting even more stress on a system that was already strained by the significantly lower pre-pandemic demand. Read More


Congratulations to architect Mecanoo: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library wins prestigious Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. has been awarded with the prestigious Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award. Read More


This is what KIPP’s new tagline means to me

When I read Together, A Future Without Limits, I read and I hear that the children in my community will get a quality education that allows them to choose and create their life, their path, their dreams. Read More


Leadership Greater Washington President & CEO, Doug Duncan selected by Washington Business Journal as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion

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Why Our Trauma-Informed Teaching Must Be More Culturally Responsive

Years ago, before I became an educator, I took a contemporary Native American studies course as one of my first college classes. Read More


Lessons Learned: Real-time poverty estimates

The researchers continue to calculate monthly estimates of the U.S. poverty rate during COVID-19. They are reported here.  Read More


WWF Report: Transparent2020 provides first-ever look at how companies fit into the global plastic system

WWF envisions a world with No Plastic in Nature by 2030—a world where our resources are never wasted. We cannot meet this goal without the power of business.  Read More


Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Nicole Harburger, Co-Founder of Mighty Good

Capitol Communicator is running “Up Close and Personal” profiles of communicators in the mid-Atlantic.  In this profile we feature Nicole Harburger. Read More


Mighty Good, a New Boutique Social Impact Branding Agency, Launches in D.C.

Comms strategists Nicole Harburger, John Gundlach and Aimee Freund announced the launch of Mighty Good, a boutique social impact branding and communications agency based in Washington, D.C. Read More


Study: Chicago Tutoring Program Delivered Huge Math Gains; Personalization May Be the Key

A year after mayors and governors announced the first school closures related to COVID-19, many have turned to personalized tutoring to cope with disruptions to learning. Read More


Everyone's talking about a national tutoring corps; here's what we need to know to do it well

After nearly a year of COVID-19-related disruptions to our nation’s schools, early research confirms we’re grappling with widespread learning loss — and it’s probably worse than we think when accounting for the large numbers of students missing from the data. Read More


Finding real sanity in our crisis response

Horrific. Painful. Avoidable. These are just a few of the words that came to mind when I learned earlier this week that in Rochester, police had handcuffed and pepper-sprayed a nine year-old girl after responding to a report of “family trouble,” which was a child in mental health crisis. Read More


New Profit Invests $1 Million in Impactful Tutoring Platform Saga Education To Help Address Widespread Learning Loss in the Midst of the Pandemic

Saga Education is an evidence-based, personalized tutoring model designed to support students struggling with math to put them on a path toward high school graduation and postsecondary success. Read More


A+ Schools report shows bright spots among many challenges facing PPS

A+ Schools, a local group that advocates for equity in education, released on Monday its annual “Report to the Community” on the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Read More


How to nearly eliminate the tragedy of childhood poverty, while also boosting the economy

A social insurance program for children could dramatically reduce child poverty in the U.S., as Social Security has done for elderly poverty. Read More


Saga Education Named One of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company

Innovative, research-backed tutoring program recognized for its impact across Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Read More


'Time for innovation': How tutoring could be a key to lifting kids out of 'COVID slide'

This story about tutoring was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Read More


How Robin Williams' Son Zak Is Honoring His Father with New Mental Health Organization Inseparable

Zak Williams is helping launch a new mental health program, Inseparable, in response to COVID-19. Read More


MLK Library will reopen in September, giving D.C. a renewed central hub

One million books. Vast rows of public computers. Six stories of D.C. history, movies and games, art supplies and power tools and music, all of it free to browse and borrow. Read More


PHOTOS: Look Inside the MLK Library’s $211 Million Renovation

DC's central library features recording studios, rooftop gardens, a kids' slide, and more. Read More