The Notebook

Conversations about Learning, Educating, and Teaching

mtringali ::: Lesley Ellis School, Interview

Lesley Ellis SchoolLesley Ellis School's low student-teacher ratio is a key factor in its success. Photo by Richard Howard.

Lesley Ellis School recently unveiled a new strategic plan to its parent community. We asked the School's advisory board chair, Susan Santos, a few questions about the school's ambitions.

mari ::: STEP, Interview

"STEP is unique—it’s a program that can reach kids at an important moment in their lives and really make a difference."

Mary Howard recently joined Schools for Children as the Director of our Short-Term Emergency Placement Program (STEP). STEP offers a 45-day assessment and stabilization program for students in crisis and is one of the few programs of its kind in the region. We asked her to share her thoughts about the program.