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In the news
In June, Turning the Tide endorser University of Chicago dropped its SAT/ACT requirement and instituted more changes in its admissions process to increase access for first-generation, low-income students; Making Caring Common and the KIND Foundation announced that students at Medford High School won the KIND Schools Challenge for their project welcoming English Language Learners; and our research on misogyny and sexual harassment was featured in the news. Read more:
- UChicago News: UChicago launches test-optional admissions process with expanded financial aid, scholarships
- The Chicago Crusader: UChicago admissions drops SAT/ACT, expands scholarships
- Los Angeles Times: High School Insider: #teenstoo experience sexual harassment
- Forbes: Education's Opiates: Prescribing Selective Colleges
- WBZ CBS Boston: Students Surprised With National Award For Helping Others Navigate School
- Medford Patch: Medford Students Win National KIND School Challenge
- Wicked Local Medford: Medford High students win national challenge for original project
Make your school a Caring School
Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 Caring Schools Network!
Through a unique partnership with Making Caring Common, schools in the Caring Schools Network build caring, inclusive school communities where students feel safe and supported and learn to become responsible and constructive members of a community.
The Caring Schools Network helps schools use their data to better understand how students, staff, and parents experience their school community. In addition, the Caring Schools Network gives schools access to easy-to-implement research-based strategies that promote children’s social and emotional learning, increase caring and connectedness, and reduce problem behaviors.
To learn more about the Caring Schools Network, please visit the Making Caring Common website or book a time to speak with Glenn Manning, our Senior Program Coordinator.
Congratulations to the KIND Schools Challenge winners!
"Our vision is to make students who are learning English feel more comfortable at our school and make sure they have the resources for this to happen."
We're so excited to announce the winners of the national KIND Schools Challenge! Students Rubia Fernandes, Luiza Barbosa, and Jenna Agnone along with their faculty advisor Michael Skorker are making their school a more welcoming place for English Language Learners and immigrants. Learn more about their project then adopt it in your own school community.
The KIND Schools Challenge is a national program run by Harvard’s Making Caring Common and the KIND Foundation, a charitable entity started by KIND Healthy Snacks, to create more caring and inclusive schools.
Talking across the aisle at St. Luke's School
"St. Luke's is a very 'purple' school politically, with a real mix of right and left. We started these groups so that we could practice the skills of listening with a curious ear (thus, "Curious Conversations") rather than an evaluative or judgmental ear. We all need to practice listening to understand the other person, asking questions to deepen our understanding rather than trying to trap the other person or 'win' a discussion."
We connected with Elizabeth Perry, Head of the Upper School at St. Luke's School, to learn more about their "Curious Conversations" programming as part of the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign and how it's helping students talk across the aisle.