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Elite-College Admissions Are Broken

"There's a disease in that so many people are focused on 10 to 20 highly selective colleges that aren’t any better than 100 other colleges,” says Richard Weissbourd, a developmental psychologist and facutly director of MCC at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. If we don't crack this disease, this obsession, "we can't get rid of achievement pressure."

How Fathers Should Talk With Their Sons About Sex in the #MeToo Era

Psychologists say that both mothers and fathers should talk to their children about sex. But boys may be harder to reach—they’re often less communicative and responsive, and may not understand #MeToo issues or think they apply to them. Experts say The Talk should include the emotional ramifications of being sexually active, being sure your partner wants to have sex and is comfortable doing so before having sex, and the importance of not pressuring someone to have sex with you. The large majority of students who responded to an MCC survey said these types of conversations with their parents were influential.

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Fostering student-led civil discourse at The Loomis Chaffee School

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Guest post by Danielle Fowler

Inspired by the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign’s call to engage students in activities that enable them to "talk across the aisle," The Loomis Chaffee School has placed prominent focus on their “Shultz Fellows” Club to encourage students to discuss political topics and educate their school community about handling civil discourse.... Read more about Fostering student-led civil discourse at The Loomis Chaffee School

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