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Students learn about gerrymandering and the Supreme Court's important decision. Why has gerrymandering gotten worse, why does it matter, and what are the prospects for change?
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The 2020 presidential election is a huge opportunity to engage students in the issues that will shape their lives. But will teachers be able to take advantage of it? The answer depends on you.
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What healthcare system is best for the U.S.? Students work in teams to evaluate and debate different countries’ healthcare systems from the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders - from doctors to…
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Although you can create an account on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms without paying any money, there is a hidden cost: the sacrifice of your privacy. In this lesson,…

Our Work

We partner with district leaders and school leaders to…

Build community

Build community in their schools and classrooms

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Increase equity through restorative practices

Increase equity through courageous conversations on race

Our Impact

Through programs including The 4Rs and Restore360, we help preK-12 educators bring transformative change to their schools and students' lives.
Hundreds of schools reached yearly
Since 1982, Morningside Center has helped tens of thousands of educators make their schools and classrooms more caring, collaborative, equitable and effective.
Scientific studies show strong results

Two major scientific studies found that our programs improve students’ social and emotional competency, their academic performance, and the classroom climate.

Suspensions decline dramatically
Schools implementing our restorative practices programs saw suspensions drop an average of 43%, while students’ social skills and engagement increased.
Students doing a Heart Story activity

Young people and adults learn skills to help them do well in school and in life.

Students doing a Heart Story activity
Students in a Building Belonging circle

Young people stay connected and engaged in a caring and equitable school community.

Students in a Building Belonging circle

I can't thank you enough for all the resources, support, and encouragement! This program is breathing new life and meaning into my teaching. It is bringing new conversations into our teaching lives and friendships. 

Y. Gray, Robert F. Wagner School, Manhattan

The circle helps me connect with the students and the school and the staff. My favorite moment is when everyone comes together, becomes a family…and just shares.

Fredy, 12th grade student, Green School, Brooklyn

When kids are happy and feel safe and connected to their school, you see better academic outcomes. It’s not a coincidence.

David Cintron, Principal, PS 214, Bronx

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TeachableMoment
July 8, 2019
Students learn about gerrymandering and the Supreme Court's important decision. Why has gerrymandering gotten worse, why does it matter, and what are the prospects for change?
News
July 2, 2019
The 2020 presidential election is a major teachable moment for young people – and a huge opportunity to engage students in the issues that will shape their lives. But will teachers be able to take advantage of it? The answer depends on you.  
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July 2, 2019
What healthcare system is best for the U.S.? Students work in teams to evaluate and debate different countries’ healthcare systems from the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders (including doctors, the wealthy, and people without insurance). Students must integrate data from a chart with information from text. This lesson works well as a followup to the Healthcare Roleplay and Scavenger Hunt lesson.
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June 16, 2019
There's a hidden cost to our free accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms: our privacy. In this lesson, students learn about and discuss how corporations make a profit from our data, potential policy solutions, and how young people are making their own decisions about online privacy.