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firefighters at a house fire
Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Ambitious, confident, creative, determined, talented. These adjectives perfectly describe Matthew “Matty” Kaminsky ‘21. Although he’s only a senior in high school, Matty is an accomplished photographer with an impressive résumé—and a roadmap for his...
boy reading a book outside
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  We compiled our most popular, topical, and timely blog posts in each of the main categories: College Prep, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Social-Emotional Topics, and Teaching. Please share them with friends, family, and colleagues. Black...
family cooking together
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020
By Elizabeth Englander, PhD As if you didn’t have enough to worry about. Parents today have more than enough on their plates. We’re coping both with keeping our families safe during an unprecedented (and frankly scary) epidemic, as well as...

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LEARNING

 
firefighters at a house fire
Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Ambitious, confident, creative, determined, talented. These adjectives perfectly describe Matthew “Matty” Kaminsky ‘21. Although he’s only a senior in high school, Matty is an accomplished photographer with an impressive résumé—and a roadmap for his...
boy reading a book outside
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  We compiled our most popular, topical, and timely blog posts in each of the main categories: College Prep, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Social-Emotional Topics, and Teaching. Please share them with friends, family, and colleagues. Black...
group of students at table
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
By Susan Tomases The pandemic has thrown much into question, not the least of which is the value of a four-year higher education experience with a questionable future of gainful employment or the funds to pay back six-figure loans. There are an...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
girl reading
Posted by By Molly Ness, Ph.D. on Monday, March 16, 2020
This article originally appeared on PsychologyToday.com. Along with parents and caregivers, early educators lay the foundation for children’s lifelong learning. One of their most essential roles is to provide children with a solid start in...
Posted by By Brittny Pierre on Monday, March 9, 2020
"She’s lazy” and “she doesn’t work hard enough” are two sentences I’ve heard from educators on why school was difficult for me. The reality wasn’t simply that I didn’t have the resources that suited my learning style to help me reach my full...
student with book smiling at teacher
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
By Donell Pons When my son was in second grade, it became apparent he was not going to read without serious intervention.  His speech was not delayed, but he was completely unaware of rhyme, the sound-to-letter relationship eluded him, and almost...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
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family cooking together
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020
By Elizabeth Englander, PhD As if you didn’t have enough to worry about. Parents today have more than enough on their plates. We’re coping both with keeping our families safe during an unprecedented (and frankly scary) epidemic, as well as...
openness to learn blog post
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A Black High School Student’s Experience on a Predominantly White Campus By Aliyah Knudsen When I was a freshman, I went to St Mary’s High School in Lynn, Mass. It’s a brick building that looks like a prison, but not in a bad way. A lot of the...
black lives matter protest
Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
By Ariel Martin-Cone Members of the Landmark High School administration crafted a thoughtful and meaningful explanation of the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements for the student body. The article provides clarifying examples that...

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COLLEGE PREP

 
girl moving books
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Now that you've decided what college you will attend, there are several things you need to do and consider to ensure a smooth transition...
college decision making lists
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  You've been accepted to several schools. The next step is deciding which to attend. Use these tips and suggestions to help you make the...
girl and boy talking
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Many colleges offer students with learning disabilities accommodations and services through the Disability Services Office. When you visit...

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TEACHING

 
scott blanchette landmark high school
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020
  Dear Teaching, This year has been a tough one for us. Our relationship has been through so much over the past 12 months. We’ve been forced to change our ways, go long distance, and test our commitment to each other like never before. Yet...
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teacher and students working
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  By Donna J. Sullivan, M.A. What a surprise it was to learn that controversy regarding the teaching of beginning reading is still alive and well!  Specifically, I recently learned that what is known as the whole language philosophy is still...
jennie smith brock
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018
By Jennie Smith-Brock, M.S. It’s day eight of kindergarten in a public school in New England and the students are putting out their arms like the wings of airplanes " /nnnnnnnnn/," whisking ants off their arms " /aaaaa/," and puffing out candles...

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