The Journey Back to Normal

The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is profound. The material loss is staggering and the loss of life is heartbreaking. I imagine it will take months for those affected by the storms to regain some sense of normalcy.

Unfortunately, as the survivors of this tragedy work to regain stability in their lives, life selfishly moves on. As it relates to education, students, teachers and administrators will need to return to the classroom soon. Class must continue even if survivors aren’t ready.

There are countless efforts underway to ensure students’ practical needs are met as they weather the aftermath of the storm. They will have fresh water, food and clothing, but their needs don’t end there. Many students will return to school with emotional needs that may never be addressed outside of school.

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