Making Caring Common
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Read the latest from Making Caring Common! You’re in the right place for our media coverage, general updates, and press releases. Our work spans a range of topics, all connected by our commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in our communities. You can review what’s new below or use the dropdown to sort by topic.

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Press Release: New Report Calls on Parents and High Schools to Put Ethical Character at the Center of College Admissions

New Report Calls on Parents and High Schools to Put Ethical Character at the Center of College Admissions

“Turning the Tide II” explores the critical role of parents and high schools in supporting teens’ ethical development and dialing down achievement pressure. The report, published by the Making Caring Common project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, makes the case that an intense focus on academic achievement has squeezed out serious attention to ethical character in many high schools and families, especially in middle- and upper-income communities. With a narrow focus on high achievement and admission to selective colleges, parents in these communities often fail to help their teens develop the critical cognitive, social, and ethical capacities that are at the heart of both doing good and doing well in college and beyond. Many parents also fail to be ethical role models to their children by allowing a range of transgressions—from exaggerating achievements to outright cheating—in the admissions process.

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Press Release: Caring School #CommonGood Campaign

Harvard’s Making Caring Common Launches National School Campaign to Help Young People Bridge Divides, Build Stronger Communities

Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign mobilizes schools nationwide to take action to mend country’s fractures and strengthen democracy

Cambridge, MA - Harvard’s Making Caring Common project today launched a national campaign to mobilize high schools and middle schools to prepare young people to be constructive community members and citizens who create a better world. The Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign aims to motivate schools to take action to help mend our country’s fractures and strengthen democracy.

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