Making Caring Common
Raising kids who care about others and the common good.
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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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Posts tagged School Culture and Climate
In the News: Let's Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment in Schools

In this post in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the deep infection of sexual harassment and misogyny in workplaces and communities across this country has erupted into a national conversation—one appallingly overdue. But we can't stop sexual harassment and misogyny in adulthood without addressing its deep roots in gender roles and expectations in childhood.

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In the News: Want to Reduce Bullying in School? Bring in the Babies

Richard Weissbourd and Jennifer Kahn found that in schools where students reported having more empathy, students also reported fewer experiences of bullying and were more likely to try to stop bullying. Read more in this article in Nation Swell about how Roots of Empathy teaches children empathy — specifically by exposing them to babies.

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In the News: These High School Football Players Are Getting a Crash Course in Sexual Consent

Making Caring Common’s research was featured in this article by Rewire.News, which included our finding that a majority of 18-to-25-year-olds had never discussed with parents how to make sure their partner wants to have sex, how to determine their own comfort levels, the importance of not pressuring or persisting when someone says no, how to know how drunk is “too drunk,” or how to be a caring and respectful sexual partner. Now some coaches are bringing the conversation straight to the locker room.

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In the News: Medford High students win national challenge for original project

After launching the nationwide KIND Schools Challenge last fall, the KIND Foundation and Making Caring Common were tasked with choosing one winner out of nearly 200 submitted student projects. The winning project was created by three Medford High School juniors – Jenna Agnone, Luiza Barbosa and Rubia Fernandes. The students learned they had won the challenge at an assembly for the entire junior class. Read more in Wicked Local Medford.

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In the News: Medford Students Win National KIND School Challenge

Three Medford High School juniors were surprised to learn they won the national KIND School Challenge at an assembly in front of their classmates Tuesday. Rubia Fernandes, Luiza Barbosa and Jenna Agnone, members of the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility, were named national winners for their submission, ELL Give Back Program.

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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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