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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…
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October 21, 2019
  Deputy Executive Director Tala Manassah during Morningside Center’s workshop   Tala Manassah and I had a terrific time at the first-ever SEL Exchange, launched by CASEL (the Collaborative…
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October 7, 2019
Rules   Contest description: This contest is an exciting opportunity for teachers to win prizes for their hard work and classroom creativity in fostering students’ social and emotional learning (…
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September 19, 2019
  We are so proud of the students and staff of Meyer Levin Junior High School, who are featured in this report by NY1 reporter Jillian Jorgensen – and this one by WNYC’s Jessica Gould.  We’re…