Laura McClure

Laura McClure is Morningside Center's Director of Fundraising and Communications. She is also the editor and co-founder of our website of teacher resources, TeachableMoment.Org.  She has been on staff at Morningside Center since 1990.

In addition to her work at Morningside Center, Laura has written for and edited a wide range of publications.

Recent posts by Laura

Morningside Center selected for i3 award to advance equity in schools
Blog post
Posted on: Nov. 11, 2016


We are thrilled to announce that Morningside Center has been selected to receive a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant of $3 million. Our proposal for a “Whole School Restorative Practices Project” was one of 15 selected among the 385 proposals received by the federal... Read more

After police shootings: Acknowledging our feelings, moving to action
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Jul. 9, 2016

To the Teacher 

Many of us are reeling from events in the news over the past week. These include the police shootings of two Black men -- Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 5 and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on July 6 – and the... Read more

Survey: the ‘Trump Effect’ Brings Fear and Anxiety to our Schools
Blog post
Posted on: Apr. 17, 2016


  • A kindergartner in Tennessee who is Latino was told by classmates that he would be deported and trapped behind a wall. Now he asks his teacher every day, “Is the wall here yet?”
  • A teenager in Washington who is... Read more

Testing for Joy & Grit?
Blog post
Posted on: Mar. 25, 2016

This piece originally appeared in Education Week.


A few weeks ago the New York Times ran a story I found so disturbing that I had to use some... Read more

Restore360 & Suspensions
Blog post
Posted on: Mar. 23, 2016

Suspensions in NYC public schools dropped 17% in the 2014-15 school year, according to the latest Department of Education data. This continues the trend of the past four years, which has seen NYC suspensions drop 36% overall. 

Morningside Center has... Read more