Press Herald op-ed cites UMaine-led research on schools and community well-being

The Portland Press Herald published an op-ed this week that responds to recent reports about Maine’s mixed record on mental health support for children, and points to changes that could be made in rural communities and schools to better support whole-child development. The piece, “Rural Maine families need mental health support,” cites research from the Rural Vitality Lab, led by associate professor of educational leadership Catharine Biddle and Colby College education professors Lyn Mikel Brown and Mark Tappan, as well as the Beyond Crisis Schooling project, led by Biddle and lecturer in educational leadership Maria Frankland.