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In the news
Making Caring Common's Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign was featured in a wide range of publications this past month as was our research on sexual harassment, raising caring children, and bullying. Read more:
- NPR: What Kids Think About Bullying And Kindness In The Trump Era
- The 74: In a ‘Difficult and Divided Time,’ New Harvard Initiative Encourages Empathy, Dialogue, and Equity in the Classroom
- Deseret News: Sexting, sexual harassment and scorecard scripts: How media teaches teens about relationships when parents stay silent
- Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper: Making Caring Common Shows Us How to Raise Caring, Ethical Youth in Today’s Social Climate
- Harvard EdCast: Rick Weissbourd, faculty director of Making Caring Common, discusses the launch of the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign
- Huffington Post: Do You Want To Raise A Kind Child? Here’s How
- CBS Jacksonville: Jacksonville students give 'EVAC' presentation at Harvard University
- WXTL: How to stop bullying? Ask kids
- The Woodlands Villager: John Cooper students strive for wider inclusion in unique project
- Pasadena Now: Ramona Convent Secondary School Among Nation’s First Schools to Join New Campaign Led by Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project to Bridge Divides, Build Stronger Communities
- Angelus News: Ramona Convent Secondary School joins Harvard’s “Making Caring Common” project
- The Olympian: Students should beware of ‘honors’ that cost a bundle to collect
- Scottsbluff Star Herald: Guest Editorial: Raising Caring Children
- Kearney Hub: Children need to be more caring; teach them
- Rancho Santa Margarita Patch: Santa Margarita Catholic High: Caring School For Common Good
- Pittsburgh Urban Media: Shady Side Academy Among Nation’s First Schools to Join Harvard’s Caring Schools #CommonGood Campaign
- Tribune-Review: Shady Side Academy joins Harvard's '#CommonGood' campaign
- 5 Towns Jewish Times: Shulamith High School For Girls Among Nation’s First Schools Selected To Join Harvard’s, Making Caring Common Project
- The Jewish Star: All in by Shulamith for Harvard ‘caring’ project
- This Week Community News: Caring campaign in effect at CSG
- Statesman: Round Rock students aim for ‘Making Caring Common’
- Journal & Topics: Making Caring Common, East Leyden Join Forces For Good
#YourStoryIsMine: In conversation with the 2017 KIND Schools Challenge winners
How do you go from a leadership class marked by division and distrust to a movement to bring people together around shared experiences?
2017 KIND Schools Challenge winners #YourStoryIsMine recently shared their story at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Alumni of Color Conference—and we took the opportunity to sit down with students Alan McCullough, Felton Morrel, and Christopher Wright, their teacher Amy Donofrio, and their mentor Jay Harris to learn more about how their project has evolved over the past year and what their hopes are for the future.
Highlights from the national launch of the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign
Thank you to the 140+ Early Leader schools who joined the national launch of the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign. We're thrilled to have you on board and we're looking forward to supporting your work in the months ahead.
If you missed the launch, there's still time to join the campaign, which is mobilizing schools to help young people create a better world. Get started by watching MCC faculty director Rick Weissbourd make an impassioned call to action, checking out our Early Leader photo album, and reading how parents can get involved. We hope you'll join us!
Staff Pick: Middle School Kindness Challenge
Bene Webster joined the Making Caring Common team last September as an Empathy Strategies in Schools Intern. As a former teacher and an Ed.M. candidate in human development and psychology with a concentration in child advocacy at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Bene is excited to recommend the Middle School Kindness Challenge, which provides access to research-based tools and resources, free of charge, to those who want to incorporate kindness into the school day and make kindness a practical, commonplace skill.
Fun fact: The Middle School Kindness Challenge includes strategies from Making Caring Common.