Month: March 2017

Protest Is Not Enough…

In a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine, Eric Liu, author of You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen, explains why protest is important but not enough.  Anyone looking to create systemic change must “outline an alternative vision

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The Era Of Fake News

An important article about the challenges of helping young people (now more than ever) evaluate the reliability of “news” they find online.  One of the many goals of SLP is to help young people develop their research skills and, for students that

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Straight Talk

“We should all be equal, we all have equal worth,  but we don’t all experience equality yet.”  Earlier this week, the NYT published this thoughtful op-ed about the importance of talking openly and honestly with all children about historic and present-day racism and inequality.

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Feeling Inspired…

During these challenging times, when homelessness in New York City has reached the highest level since the Great Depression, we are so inspired by two 3rd grade classes in Brownsville, NY. Although many in their community, including classmates, live in

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