On June 7, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, D.C. Voices: Mental health supports during school closures, was cited by The 74 Million:
And that’s just one part of the equation. As with many districts nationwide, DCPS is still determining the best way to “creatively assess” students as the new academic year starts to gauge the extent of their learning loss, Ferebee said. There is work to be done, too, to ensure internet access for all students, which will be especially critical if remote learning extends into next year. There will also be an overwhelming need to address educators’ and students’ mental health, as the pandemic has wreaked havoc on many families’ health and livelihoods.