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November / December 2021 Volume 85 , No . 6 inside features
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November / December 2021 Volume 85 , No . 6 inside features

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GOVERNING BOARD
PRESIDENT Dr . Art Levinowitz , Upper Dublin SD
PRESIDENT-ELECT David Hein , Parkland SD
VICE PRESIDENT Daniel O ’ Keefe , Northgate SD

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TREASURER state of

Mike Gossert , Cumberland Valley SD
IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT Eric Wolfgang , Central York Area SD
STAFF
Nathan G . Mains Chief Executive Officer and Publisher nathan . mains @ psba . org
Annette Stevenson Executive Editor annette . stevenson @ psba . org
Jackie Inouye Editor jackie . inouye @ psba . org

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By Jim Paterson
The potential of equity : creating plans , measuring success
Equity still isn ’ t necessarily a buzzword for the general public , but some proactive school districts have been building on equity work for years to identify a number of underserved groups and gain surprising insight into ways equity has been overlooked or needs to be improved .
BY SEAN RUCK
Cynthia L . Eckerd Editor cindy . eckerd @ psba . org
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The state of student mental health
As the familiar , steady routine of the traditional school year was thrown into turmoil during the pandemic , one of the many concerns of parents and educators was the emotional health of students facing the isolating and numbing change in their central routine . But while experts are very concerned about the short- and long-term effects of the pandemic , they say that it also focused needed attention on an already growing concern and began more dialogue about fundamentally changing how schools tackle the issue .
BY JIM PATERSON
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