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Grateful for Teachers! A+ for Inclusive Schools where Students Thrive

THANK YOU, INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS! In the adored series, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRE, school was an important part of the lives of the Ingalls’ children. They carried their homemade…

Orange is the New EVERYTHING!

With the changing colors of the leaves and the brisk fall air, comes the most blessed of all autumnal signs: the school bus! After the dog days of summer, it…

There Has to be Another Way. #NoMoreSuicides

It feels like yesterday when we learned of the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Surprisingly, it has already been six weeks. As I reflect on that week,…

FREEDOM TO BE A KID AGAIN

One of the best-known sentences in the English language is the second sentence in the Declaration of Independence. You know, the one that begins, “We hold these truths to be…

The Choice to Die

Last year, I received a letter from a distraught mother whose son was in a horrific motorcycle accident. She explained that the end-of-life team had suggested that they “let her son go.” The neurologist recommended they take him off the ventilator. Prior to the accident, she had discussed death with her son, and he had stated that he would never want to be kept alive by machines and intervention.