Educators

Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids' Grades


The Atlantic

Middle-class high-schoolers aren’t getting any smarter, but their GPAs are rising—and that’s pushing their poor peers further behind, writes Jon Marcus in The Atlantic. MCC's Richard Weissbourd discusses the pressure on schools and the effect on kids.

The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment

The Talk

This is the talk we need to have with young people.


Many adults—especially parents—often fret about youth and the "hook-up culture." But research suggests that far fewer young people are "hooking up" than we are commonly led to believe. This focus on the hook-up culture also obscures...

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Teaching Students to Talk Across the Aisle


EdWeek

In this piece for Education Week, Rick Weissbourd discusses the importance of teaching "across the aisle" to help students with different perspectives and backgrounds become respectful, inclusive, and constructive community members and citizens.

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