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Peace Week 2015 Lecture Preview
2/2/2015
To prepare for next week's Peace Week lecture, featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof and renowned filmmaker Maro Chermayeff, we urge you to learn more about A Path Appears — the book and the film. To learn more about the three-part film series, please read this interview with Maro Chermayeff on the Independent Lens blog.
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Teacher Hassan Wilson and His Teaching Methods Featured in Two Magazines
1/23/2015
Science Teacher Hassan Wilson was recently featured in Scholastic's Instructor Magazine and in Principal Leadership magazine for his work in flipping his classroom.
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Students Explore Identity During Day of Concern
1/22/2015
Upper School students and faculty explored identity, privilege, and power, and how these social constructs relate to challenges within their lives during Day of Concern on January 21.
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Peace Week 2015 Theme and Speakers Announced
1/17/2015
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof and renowned filmmaker Maro Chermayeff will kick-off Peace Week 2015. The week's theme is Power & Persuasion: Art as Social Commentary.
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Teacher Fred Schubert Published in Journal of Chemical Education
1/15/2015
Science Teacher Fred Schubert's paper on the oxidation of iron was recently published in the Journal of Chemical Education. "Watching the steel wool rust takes a week and is a passive activity," Fred said of the experiment. However, "the simulation work, on the other hand, is a lively exercise."
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K-12 PEP Dialogue to Feature Dr. Ron Taffel
1/8/2015
Child-rearing expert and author Dr. Ron Taffel will present his parent talk, "The Enduring Keys To Great Parent-Child Communication From Kindergarten To High School," on January 29. This event is open to all parents.
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Lunar New Year 2015
12/29/2014
On Friday, January 23, please join us to celebrate Lunar New Year 2015: The Year of the Sheep. Click here for registration and more information about this community event.
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A Letter from Bo
12/8/2014
In the wake of the grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York, our nation is grappling with urgent and important issues. These decisions — and the recent events surrounding them — have surfaced concerns and questions that our students have regarding social justice, our court system and, for some, their own safety.
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Jeffrey Toobin to Visit Friends
12/8/2014
Former Visiting Scholar Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst and the preeminent writer about the current Supreme Court, will return to Friends on December 18 to work with students in Grades 7 through 12.
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Dr. Laura Taalman Speaks at Math Assembly
11/25/2014
Dr. Laura Taalman, Mathematician-in-Residence at the Museum of Math, visited Friends to discuss knot theory, 3D-printing, and Menger sponges.
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