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A River Runs through the Classroom: K-12 Programs at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

Through partnerships with local school districts, the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries offers several hands-on learning experiences that provide students with early exposure to environmental issues and STEM subjects

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The New Head of Doane Stuart School Aims for Accessibility
Meet Cecil Stodghill, the newly appointed head of the Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer.

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Stoneleigh-Burnham School Undertakes Inclusive Tuition Initiative

Stoneleigh-Burnham School, a private girls’ boarding and day school serving grades 7-12 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, is starting to implement a tuition reset for their day school program to benefit a broader spectrum of income levels.

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The Winter of Our Contentment: The School of Practical Philosophy Offers Their January Intro Courses for Free

In January, the School of Practical Philosophy will offer free introductory courses at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon and its Upstate location at the former Borden dairy farm in Wallkill.

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Green Meadow Waldorf School Prioritizes Inclusion and Accessibility

Alongside the core values of holistic education, nature immersion, and creative cultivation, Green Meadow Waldorf School in Westchester is putting a greater focus on accessibility with programs like their open-to-the-public after school programs, sliding tuition, and Forest Preschool.

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Minds in Bloom: Collaborative Learning at The Manitou School

Curious and creative minds flourish in an academic setting where compassion and joy are an integral part of the learning culture.

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Set For Life: At Poughkeepsie Day, Social Intelligence Part of Healthy Education

Poughkeepsie Day works with students and families to help establish fundamental patterns of sleep, nutrition, fitness, and emotional wellness. Each PDS student is offered a range of options everyday at lunch time and taught about the relationship between getting enough sleep and safety, alertness, mood, behavior and ability to learn.

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Mindfulness at Manitou School: Modeling Social-Emotional Learning for the Next Generation

The word Manitou comes from an old Algonquian concept of “spirit”—a fundamental life force emanating from everything. When the Manitou school in Cold Spring opened its doors to students six years ago, they kept the goal of nurturing each child’s joyful energy front and center.

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A Research Ecosystem: Clarkson University's Beacon Institute Unites Experts and Citizen Scientists

Students at Clarkson University study the health of our waters.

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100 Years of Waldorf Education

On the 100th anniversary of the first Waldorf school, a look at the history, principles, and practices of these mindful, child-centric learning institutions.

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Practice & Presence: The School of Practical Philosophy

The secular origins of the School of Practical Philosophy underlie its broad, nonsectarian approach to spirituality and self-development. The school has locations in Manhattan and Wallkill as well as around the globe.

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Innovative On-Farm Programs, Enhanced Tutoring for Dyslexic Students at Poughkeepsie Day School

Since 1934, Poughkeepsie Day School has been providing Hudson Valley students with progressive, creative education, blending the exhilaration of intellectual discovery with a solid foundation of skills and turning out students who are resourceful, community-spirited, self-reliant and caring.

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Poughkeepsie Day Students Head to Sprout Creek Farm for Experiential Learning

Poughkeepsie Day School has a more than 70-year legacy of getting students out into the world to learn from the local industry and engage with the community. These days, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten regularly visit nearby Sprout Creek Farm as part of class programming.

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Homestead School: A Montessori Mecca in Sullivan County

Homestead School, a Montessori school in Glen Spey for kids aged 3-14, celebrates its 40 anniversary. Based on an 85-acre working farm, the school offers students unstructured time, life skills, and hands-on tasks, merged with a curriculum rich in arts, literature, science, and planetary citizenship.

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Middle Way School: Next-Level Education Infused with Ancient Wisdom and Compassion

This New Ulster County Elementary Infuses Early Education with Buddhist Wisdom
The nonprofit Middle Way Education was founded in 2017 with the goal of expanding access to these teachings and creating pathways for traditional Buddhist wisdom and knowledge to enhance modern education for the benefit of current and future generations. The flagship school, in Saugerties, NY, is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students ages 4-8.

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Six-Week Instagram Class with Silo Media and Professionality Consulting @ ExtraSpecialTeas

Six-Week Instagram Class with Silo Media and Professionality Consulting

Thu., Feb. 6, 12-1 p.m., Thu., Feb. 13, 12-1 p.m., Thu., Feb. 20, 12-1 p.m., Thu., Feb. 27, 12-1 p.m., Thu., March 5, 12-1 p.m. and Thu., March 12, 12-1 p.m. — Instagram is one of the fastest, most accessible, most affective, and most...
Streetwear Design with Bergen Hendrickson @ Hudson Area Library

Streetwear Design with Bergen Hendrickson

Thu., Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Tweens and teens will work with local artisan Bergen Hendrickson (Big Ant)...

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