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Rebuilding Broken Trust in a C...

Sep 19, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – Professor David Karp runs a Restorative Justice initiative at Skidmore College and researches college-student...

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Leeds — 4. Child-Friendl...

Aug 30, 2014 by

Julia Steiny –  This is Part 4 of 5 on Leeds’ efforts to become a Child-Friendly City. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) In 2010,...

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Leeds 2 — What is a Chil...

Aug 15, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – This is Part 2 of 5 on Leeds’ efforts to become a Child-friendly city. In 1989 the United Nations...

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Healthy Families Spawn Healthy...

Aug 7, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – This is Part 1 of 4 on Leeds’ efforts to become a Child-friendly city. If a municipality or state got...

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Recovery School District goes ...

Jul 17, 2014 by

In 2003 Louisiana’s state department of education created the Recovery School District (RSD). New Orleans’s schools were...

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School Success Verses ‘T...

Jul 11, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – Kaitlyn finds herself in a weird fight with her dad — her beloved dad, I might add.  “I respect him...

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Rhode Island Legislation Expec...

Jul 3, 2014 by

Julia Steiny –   Currently, Rhode Island has the highest unemployment in the nation.  As unemployment was falling...

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Changing Rotten Behavior

Jun 27, 2014 by

Julia Steiny: Restorative Conferencing Changes Rotten Behavior The mom and her 15-year-old son are so palpably nervous you can almost...

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The Inspirational Virtues of S...

Jun 12, 2014 by

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” — Dorothy Parker A 2013 review of the literature...

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Kids Juvenile Prisons

Jun 5, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – There is no alternative universe where bad kids go and get better. Period. Such a place does not exist. Mind...

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Online testing and unplugged k...

Jun 2, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – Recently I was at a luncheon where a Mom and Grandma minded their two-year-old by plugging him into a propped-up...

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Julia Steiny: The Educational ...

May 8, 2014 by

Shame. A feeling we all hate. A subject we avoid. Our faces flush when we can suddenly see ourselves being the sort of person even we...

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Expeditionary Learning: Journe...

Feb 21, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – Open since 2010, Greene Charter School in West Greenwich, RI, is one of a network of a large and growing network...

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Determined Parents Start a Sch...

Feb 14, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – Dr. Amy Pratt looks me dead in the eye when she says, “The Greene Charter School would not exist if it...

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2014 – When All Students Were ...

Jan 12, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – In January 2002, the worker bees were settling into their jobs at the Rhode Island Department of Education after...

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If the CCSS Are Not Our Common...

Dec 20, 2013 by

Julia Steiny – To my chagrin, people whom I respect took my column of last week out to the woodshed for a thrashing. I’d...

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Common Core Standards Freak Ou...

Dec 13, 2013 by

Julia Steiny – It’s true: if allowed to survive, the Common Core State Standards would be a massive, necessary, though...

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Digital Badges Bust Out of Sch...

Dec 6, 2013 by

Julia Steiny – Damian Ewens sits in his snazzy office at BetaSpring, a Providence business incubator. He’s mother hen to...

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Giving Thanks for What’s Left ...

Nov 30, 2013 by

Julia Steiny – Completely by accident, on a get-away to Maine, my husband and I ran across a fairy village created by children....

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What Is International Restorat...

Nov 23, 2013 by

…the justice system we’ve got — the one that now has about 2.2 million Americans behind bars at about $30,000 per...

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