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It’s the Tuesday after Martin Luther King day, and I have been doing some thinking.  What were MLK’s parents like?  Did he develop his sense of compassion and duty through his observations of them?  Do parents today know that they are raising tomorrow’s justice-seekers?  As 
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I recently came across a TedTalk video that offers a unique perspective on the happiness many of us find ourselves pursuing.  According to the scientist in the TedTalk, happiness is not just the transient feeling of joy, but a result of deep connectedness to the 
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  For me, November is a time of abundance, appreciation and reflection.  Where my mind was once occupied with fantasies of large wedges of pumpkin pie, a deep sense of gratitude for our community has overtaken. In February of 2015, with a nascent vision of 
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We do a lot of things differently at Highlands Micro School, and there is a reason why we have made intentional departures from conventional wisdom.  In this blog post we will talk about how our values and commitment to learning contradict traditional student grading, and 
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