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2011 COURAGEOUS SCHOOLS Conference

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Bank Street College, NYC


Over 300 attended our last year's Courageous Schools conference. (c) Christopher L. Smith


ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN!

Come join great educators from across NYC and beyond for Morningside Center's 2nd annual social & emotional learning conference, COURAGEOUS SCHOOLS: Holding the Vision in Tough Times. The day will include lots of inspiring discussion, hands-on workshops aimed at putting social & emotional learning at the heart of education, and two wonderful keynote speakers:

PEDRO NOGUERA
author, educator and NYU urban sociologist
KATHRYN OTOSHI
author of One, a children's book about bullying

Register now: Last year's conference sold out well in advance.

Download our CONFERENCE FLYER (pdf)


NEW STUDY PROVES EFFECTIVENESS OF THE 4Rs

A study published in the March-April issue of the prestigious journal Child Development finds that Morningside Center's 4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution) improves children's behavior, increases their social competency--and significantly improves academic achievement for at-risk students.

'It's the missing piece of schooling,' says Brooklyn principal. More

For more on The 4Rs:


EDUCATORS talk about The 4Rs:


Brooklyn teacher (:27 seconds)


Brooklyn teacher (1:49 seconds)


Brooklyn principal (1:47 seconds)




 

DOING WHAT WORKS:
U.S. Dept. of Education highlights our partnership with PS 24

The U.S. Department of Education's Doing What Works website identifies best practices in schools across the country. We are delighted that the DOE has chosen to highlight our partnership with PS 24 to foster students' social and emotional learning as an example of how to "reduce behavior problems in elementary school classrooms."

Visit the Doing What Works website for a rich multimedia portrait of our collaboration with PS 24.

 


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