Making Caring Common (MCC), a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice.

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5 ways parents can help kids understand consent and prevent sexual assault


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As parents and caregivers, we must do better to prevent children and youth from harming or being harmed, and to help them become caring, humane people. We have tremendous power to shape their understanding of assault and consent, and to be part of the solution to this destructive epidemic. MCC leaders Rick Weissbourd and Alison Cashin offer five guideposts to help parents begin these essential conversations.

Elite-College Admissions Are Broken


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"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."

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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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