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5 Things Parents Can Do to Boost Family Health and Wellness


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 their..

4 Ways Schools Commit to Cultivating a Sense of Belonging


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 of..

High School Students Examine History as They Live Through It


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 their..

Distance Learning Tool Increases Student Engagement


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


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


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?


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 around..

5 Tips for Remote Learning


As students begin a new adventure of remote learning at home, it can be helpful to have some guidelines and strategies in place to ensure they’re set up for success. Below are five tips from academic support teachers at The Ellis School to help you..

Words of Wisdom From Women Who've Been There


If there’s one universal thing that girls and women are familiar with, it might just be unsolicited advice. From advice on what to wear to advice on venturing down a new career path, there always seems to be a plethora of feedback directed toward..

5 Ways to Welcome Girls to Computer Science


The reports keep coming: tech companies average 30% female, but the percentage of women in tech-related jobs is actually much lower. Depending on who you ask, it's a pipeline problem, a workplace culture problem, or any of a whole slew of issues...

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