• By James F. Burns
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For me, the Boston Marathon bombing was like a hot poker thrust into the smoldering embers of a recent fire — that then burst back into flame. The race itself is as American as apple pie, one of those iconic events by which the world knows us — and we know ourselves. These are my reflections…

  • By Gov. Tom Wolf
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The March for Our Lives brought together young people from across the country and Pennsylvania to demand safer schools and stronger gun safety laws. Their passion and activism took many forms in an historic show of solidary, and they have inspired millions to join them in their mission.

  • By Dr. Caryn Richfield
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As parents, we are filled with feelings of fear, outrage and sadness in these weeks following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where 17 young lives were cut short. We are faced with the daunting task of hugging our children in the morning as they go off to school, helping them m…

  • By Dr. Steven Richfield
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Childhood impulsivity appears in decisions, actions and statements. It can be compared to a chemical accelerant that speeds up reactions to events. It is stored up and lives in a dormant form until something in the outside environment strikes. This can be thought of as the precipitant or tri…

  • By Lydia Lynes Laurel House of Montgomery County
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Let’s imagine for a moment that a student walks into their first day of physics and is immediately handed the final exam. It’s probably safe to assume that the student will fail. How can you expect someone to pass something they have never been taught before?