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Improving The Lives of Children and Families
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New on the blog: announcing Wheelock's 2nd Annual Giving Day & Challenge Gift announcement

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Happy birthday, Lucy! Lucy Wheelock, the beloved founder of our college, would be 160 years old today.
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New on the blog: It takes someone special to work with children, but not everyone who wants to work with children wants to do so as a teacher. The good news is there are a variety of careers based outside of a classroom where you can still have a critical impact in the lives of children. Read more:

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New on the blog: Professor Diane E. Levin covers how school reforms negatively affect low-income children in her report, "Teachers Speak Out," published by the nonprofit Defending the Early Years. Read more:

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Studies have shown that in a classroom, abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. But for students who find school difficult, a persistent positive mindset is hard to keep up. When you sense that feeling of wanting to give up from struggling students, try one of these 5 strategies to re-employ a growth mindset.

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"These leaders all have a unique story to tell, and their stories often highlight team building. None of them ever talk about power or control. " Former Wheelock administrator Roy Schifilliti talks leadership on HigherEd Jobs.

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New on the blog: Are you interested in becoming an early childhood educator? Read on to determine if Wheelock's ECE program is the right next step for you.

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New on the blog: Shante Leathers '17 is empowering women to take a stand against gun violence via her involvement in Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop To Inner City Killing). The organization works with women to educate them to refuse to be used as a 'straw buyer', or to hide or hold a gun for someone else. Read more about Shante's inspiring story and Operation LIPSTICK:

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"Imagine that you open your mailbox one day and find a letter, open it, and inside is a small piece of artwork — with an explanation that your job is to contribute to this piece of artwork in some fashion...You can do anything you want, as long as you can still fit it into an envelope and send it to its final destination, where it and hundreds of other artworks like it will be compiled into a collection." Read more about the Un-Send Exhibit, coming to the Towne Art Gallery at the end of this month.

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New on the blog: Dr. Carlos Hoyt, Associate Professor of Social Work, dives deep into one of society's most pressing issues in his new book "The Arc of a Bad Idea: Understanding and Transcending Race." He sat down with us to talk about some of the key takeaways from his research and what we can do as a society to make these issues a thing of the past. Check out the full interview with Dr. Hoyt:
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