Nature-Based Education Helps Students Grow After the Pandemic

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In the impending wake of the global pandemic, among other changes impacting our country, including greater recognition of the need for social change, school leaders across our community are beginning to plan for the upcoming school year. I think I… Continue Reading

Perspective Building and Empathy: Using Young Adult Books to Make Sense of the Current Events in the Headlines

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Summer is the perfect time to let your kids explore different books than what they are assigned in school. These books might also give you the opportunity to have deeper discussions with your teenage children about some of the hot… Continue Reading

Building Agency: How Akeem Brown Is Helping Kids See Their Strengths at Essence Prep

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Akeem Brown’s purpose in founding Essence Prep is to create a school where kids can see their strengths.  When Brown was in middle school in New York, he dreamed about founding a school. In the meantime, he earned degrees in… Continue Reading

Summer Slide, COVID Slide, and the Glitter Slide

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We are proud to share this guest post by Erica Martinez, MSW, who brings her expertise in mindfulness activities for kids and self-care from Lighthouse Public Schools to share timely, at-home learning activities for families. As we begin to put… Continue Reading

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