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Intentional Art Activities You and Your Child Can Do at Home

8/27/2020

Now more than ever, kids are asking a lot of questions about the world and the future. Why did my camp plans change? Why do I have to wear a mask? When will the germs go away? And while these questions are valid, it may be difficult for parents..

6 Ways Parents Can Encourage Writing and Reading at Home

8/19/2020

“I’m bored.” These words can be maddening for any parent of a tween or teen to hear, but perhaps even more so this year when your kid’s go-to activities and plans have been changed or canceled. During this unusual time, your usual ideas for..

How to Discuss Race with Young Children

8/10/2020

Do you want to talk to your child about race but aren’t sure where or how to begin? It can be intimidating to know where to start and difficult to do so when you’re in the process of learning yourself. But there’s never a time like the present to..

5 Things Parents Can Do to Boost Family Health and Wellness

8/3/2020

When you’re balancing work, childcare, and household duties, it can be easy for self-care and mindfulness to be the first things cut from your family’s to-do list. And while the exhaustion is real, it’s crucial that families find time within..

4 Ways Schools Commit to Cultivating a Sense of Belonging

7/15/2020

When considering a private school education for your child, you are probably taking a number of things into account: the school’s reputation, the cost, the class sizes, the commute time, the list goes on. And while those are all important pieces..

High School Students Examine History as They Live Through It

7/8/2020

What’s it like to examine your own personal history as you live through historic times? High school students at The Ellis School, an independent school in Pittsburgh, found out as they completed a virtual learning archive project to culminate..

Distance Learning Tool Increases Student Engagement

7/1/2020

For students and teachers who are used to traditional classroom teaching, the integration of online learning can come with a learning curve. Instead of group projects, peer reviews, and one-on-one office hours, students and educators must..

Students Exercise Adaptability in Pandemic-Altered Projects

6/24/2020

For many high school students, dealing with COVID-19 was their first taste of having to practice resilience and flexibility in “the real world.” And while it’s been difficult at times, many high school students have shown just how poised and..

5 Things Parents Might Want to Know About Schools Reopening

6/12/2020

What will school look like this fall? Will we have to continue distance learning from home or will children be able to resume in-person classes? If students are able to return in-person, what types of health and safety changes will be made to..

College Admissions and COVID-19: What Now?

4/22/2020

Like everything in the world right now, the future of college admissions, move-in days, and SAT testing is uncertain. Because COVID-19 is an ever-evolving disruptor, a helpful thing parents can do at this time is to employ flexible thinking..

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