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How do you approach political conversations with kids?

October 14, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

BOCES Communications Specialist Matt Leon weighs in on sharing the political process with children. Too often, the political debate in our country is negative, rigid, shallow, and even mean-spirited. We have radio hosts making crude remarks about young women; presidents and vice presidents using swear words near open microphones; and congressional representatives melting down on […]

Celebrate citizenship and the Constitution on Sept. 17

September 14, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

When we think of important dates celebrating our country’s history, we tend to think first of Independence Day on July 4. A lesser known – but also important – date is Constitution Day on Sept. 17. Constitution Day is observed each year to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to […]