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"Did Your Father Die?" By John Woodrow Cox, Washington Post

"Eagle’s founders had opened the pre-k through third-grade public charter in 2012 because of the struggles in Congress Heights, not in spite of them. They knew what the growing body of research showed: Chronic exposure to violence could disrupt a child’s brain development and inflict profound mental and emotional damage. At Eagle, a place where so many of its students live in poverty that everyone gets three free meals a day, the staff doesn’t come to work just to teach lessons from books."

We Can't Ignore the Mental Health of Our Students if We Want Them to Be Successful By Joe Smith

“Education is the key to success.” It’s a phrase we hear time and time again, repeated ad nauseam by educators, leaders and parents. From the beginning, we are taught that if we stay in school and earn good grades, we will have a shot at a life of achievement. Yet another part of that equation is often overlooked. If education is the “key” to success, what is the “key” to education? (READ MORE)

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