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USA Today: Talking to kids about El Paso, Dayton shootings? Use the 4 S's to discuss cruel violence

“‘You don’t want to deny or stamp out how a child is feeling,’ Weissbourd said. If they're anxious, ask why, he said. ‘It could be because they’re afraid it could happen at their school. Or at your workplace. Or it could be about guns. It’s important to do some exploring first.’”

USA Today provides advice to parents on how to talk to their children about mass shootings and other tragic events.

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Forbes: Finding Common Joy In College Admission

“Though it might not happen overnight, hopefully this emphasis on joy and integrity will create a more meaningful and fulfilling experience for applicants and will center the college search on the value and transformative power of higher education.”

In this piece for Forbes, Making Caring Common’s Brennan Barnard writes about the Common App and how they want to inspire joy in the college admissions process.

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The Washington Post: A different 2019 summer reading list

“Too often, students applying to college focus on stuffing their résumé with a laundry list of activities and courses at the expense of the larger question of whom they want to be as a human. Summer provides a great opportunity to explore these questions and step back from the routine.”

Making Caring Common’s Brennan Barnard compiled a list of summer reading recommendations from high school college admissions counselors as well as college admissions deans. Check it out in The Washington Post.

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Gangster Capitalism: Watershed Moment | The College Admissions Scandal

“In a way, the college admission process is the only rite of passage we have for many people. It is an incredible time to get to know your kid better, to help them dig into what really matters to them.”

Making Caring Common’s Rick Weissbourd speaks with Andrew Jenks on the Gangster Capitalism podcast about the college admissions scandal and the future of college admissions.

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