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posted 02/18/2019
The lessons I learned reporting these stories seem so basic to the work of journalism, and yet I realized I had either forgotten these fundamentals or I had compromised them too many times in the course of my career.
posted 07/31/2018
District officials in Washington, D.C. are working on creating trauma-informed schools. But how effective has the effort been at reducing excessive absences and failing grades?

Jonetta Barras's Blog

The lessons I learned reporting these stories seem so basic to the work of journalism, and yet I... more »
posted 02/18/19
District officials in Washington, D.C. are working on creating trauma-informed schools. But how... more »
posted 07/31/18

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This video was produced as a project supported by the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
DC education and health advocates, parents, students and others argue that something like a Marshall Plan is needed to deal with a crisis in childhood trauma.
“I have to meet this guy and have sex with him. If I don’t, then he and his friends are going to rape my little sister,” a student at Frank Ballou High School in Ward 8’s Congress Heights told her teacher.