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April 2, 2020
Dear friends of Morningside Center, First and foremost, we hope that you, your families, and friends are safe and well amid this frightening pandemic. I am writing to you with an urgent request on…
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March 22, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to deepen, normal life has come to an abrupt halt in many parts of the U.S. To keep the virus from spreading, most of us are engaging in ”social distancing” and…
Stories & Voices
March 10, 2020
Circles are a mainstay of our work in schools. We encourage teachers to carefully observe each component of circle, including sitting in a circle, an opening, a closing, a center piece, and a talking…
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March 4, 2020
“I ask you to reimagine. So here I am at almost fifty, and I am forced to reimagine in the most powerful way possible – and I ask you, all of us, how can we reimagine?” - Jodie Patterson, Keynote…
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February 14, 2020
    Half of the kids attending school have experienced some form of trauma, AFT President Randi Weingarten noted at the recent Center for School Improvement Learning Institute. And all of our…
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January 23, 2020
Students at the Brooklyn Academy of Finance sit in a "restorative circle." ( Jessica Gould/WNYC ) Chancellor Richard Carranza felt the power of circle after taking in part in one recently at the…
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December 16, 2019
I want to thank you for the support you are providing to young people in our public schools.  A couple of weeks ago, we got a call for assistance from a school in New York City. There had been a…
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December 3, 2019
Dear Morningside Center friends, It's Giving Tuesday! We're kicking off our annual appeal by sharing some photos of one of the many school communities that we're honored to be a part of.     Know…
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November 19, 2019
The NBC program Access Hollywood captured the warm and exuberant community at Brooklyn’s Meyer Levin Middle School in a feature aired on November 18, 2019. The segment features the school's morning "…
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October 25, 2019
If you haven't been following along on social media, we have been running a photo contest for teachers to share their social and emotional learning themed bulletin boards.  It has been such a joy to…