Why Their Voices Matter

In a recent post about the Esteban E. Torres High School in East LA, I described powerful examples of students making their voices heard. It should be obvious that a system purporting to educate and develop children needs to let them speak, but since many school systems seem unclear on…

From No Child to Whole Child

It’s gratifying to see Secretary of Education, John King, assert that a well-rounded curriculum contributes to educating the Whole Child. Recalling the support he received at school after losing both his parents, King makes the point that studying the arts and social sciences…

Understanding Our Place in History

In my post on March 18, 2016, I recounted the set of skills a leading New England prep school considers critical for high school graduates to possess. While I recently visited Washington, DC, a colleague there shared another set: