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For Our New Parents, It’s a New School, Year and Outlook!

Each year, our new parents enter Lawrence Upper and Lower School for parent orientation sessions with serious expressions on their faces. Eyebrows are furrowed, chins set, shoulders hunched. They have visited schools in the past. They brace themselves for what they have … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Labels that Inform and Educate—But Don’t Define Us

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”  ―Juliet, from Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” ― W.C. Fields “We believe … Continue reading

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Twitter Challenge

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” -Polonius to Leartes in Hamlet “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover … Continue reading

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Positive Deviance: No More Excuses for Failure – Part I

The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” -Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141), William Shakespeare There are fewer words in the English language which, in combination, cause me more agita than “school reform”. I have been struggling … Continue reading

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