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GPM September-October 2019 no 126

Designing Their Dreams

On this issue’s cover are Lauren and Wendy Nolan-Sellers of Pennsylvania. They have an interior design business together (after Lauren watched many hours of HGTV) and are also raising two young children. Is the couple able to work together harmoniously while also being life partners?

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GPM-NY 2019-2020 no 17

If These Ovaries Could Talk

Robin Hopkins and Jamie Kelton are the moms behind the informative and entertaining podcast, If These Ovaries Could Talk. The show is two lesbians chatting about making babies and non-traditional families. Read their story here

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The Home/School Connection at Park Avenue Methodist Day School Building a Foundation of Trust

Three squeezes. Pause. Two squeezes. Pause. Three squeezes. Pause. My dad would then turn to me, his hand in mine with a smile expectantly waiting for my squeezes in response. This was our secret going to school language—and looking back on it now, a wonderful way to distract me! Growing up in a family of educators, as my mother worked as a first or second grade teacher for 40 plus years, my sister worked in admissions departments and my father was the CFO of various independent schools, school was my life. Because I struggled with saying goodbye to my parents at school, separation is now at the forefront of my thinking as a school director. Every day, I think deeply about how to support the building of trust between children, families, and teachers. This squeeze moment with my father was part of our ritual in pre-school, allowing me to transition calmly with trust into the school day. However, there was one last part of the ritual. When I would arrive at school, I would hug my father as hard as I could, squeezing my eyes shut. My father would wiggle from my arms, being replaced by my teacher as we “passed the hug,” passing trust and compassion from one adult in my life to the other. Read more…

Wise School

Wise School Partners with JQ International for Gender Diversity Learning Series

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As we prepare our students to enjoy success and fulfillment as global citizens, we strive to build a community that exemplifies respect and appreciation for all people. That's why we have formed a partnership with leading LGBTQ+ organization, JQ International.

JQ works to transform Jewish communities and ensure inclusion of LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies through education, support, and identity-enrichment. Read more…

Worcester Academy

Worcester Academy: Opening Minds Since 1834

At Worcester Academy, we value diversity. We take pride in our diverse WA community and position our curriculum within a global, multicultural context that helps students develop the independence, confidence, and world-readiness they need for success in college and beyond. We are committed to our multicultural learning community and fully embrace our diverse and multi-talented student body. Read more…

The IDEAL School

Experience The IDEAL School of Manhattan

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York’s only K-12 independent inclusion school, where we celebrate the tremendous social, emotional, academic, and artistic growth of each of our students born in an inclusive, diverse, and nurturing educational community. Our name reflects our core values, IDEAL means Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, Acceptance, Leadership. 

On any given day at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, students may give a presentation on a civil rights leader, participate in a musical, enjoy Riverside Park, program a robot, or visit the Met. At IDEAL, we recognize that true learning is only possible when students feel accepted, empowered, and celebrated. Read more…

Oakwood Friends School

Oakwood Friends School, Enlightened Education

Follow the Hudson River 90 miles north of New York City and you will find Oakwood Friends School nestled on a picturesque 60-acre campus in the Hudson Valley, offering both upper-school (grades 9-12) and lower-school (grades 6-8) programs, day and boarding. Founded in 1796, Oakwood remains true to its founding principles that students learn best within a diverse and inclusive community dedicated to collaboration, social responsibility and highest academic standards. Read more…

Stratford School

Three STEM Autumn Activities You and Your Child Will Enjoy!

Autumn is here! It’s time to enjoy the crisp fall weather, delicious seasonal treats like apple cider and pumpkin pie, and of course, Halloween. However, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the autumn season while getting your child interested and engaged with STEM, too! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite autumn activities for kids that will get them learning and having fun at the same time. Read more…

The Harker School

An inspiring and supportive community: The Harker School

The Harker School, established in 1893, is a kindergarten-grade 12 private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements.

Columbia Academy

Discover One Caring Community at Columbia Academy

Columbia Academy’s close-knit student population is blended from a variety of races, cultures, family dynamics, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students who attend Columbia Academy not only experience diversity, but embrace it. Each school makes it a point to teach kids that while we are all different, we are all equal and deserving of respect. Read more…

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