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July 25, 2016

Talking to children after racial incidents

Parents have a natural instinct to teach and protect their children. Do we try to explain the strife our child sees on television? Or should we try to shield her from such “grown up” problems? In this recent interview, Dr. Howard Stevenson, of the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of…
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EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

Students play at the playground in Pishtaz school in Tehran October 15, 2011. The first computerised pre-school in Iran for gifted students, Pishtaz, claims to have pioneered teaching techniques through means of technology. Parents can watch their children's day to day activities from home via the CCTV cameras that have been installed throughout all public areas including classrooms, playgrounds and hallways. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXXSVE
May 31, 2016

Why Movement is Essential in Early Childhood Education

Experiential learning, in which children acquire knowledge by doing and via reflection on their experiences, is full of movement, imagination, and self-directed play. Yet such learning is increasingly rare in early-childhood classrooms in the US, where many young children spend their days sitting at tables and completing worksheets. To read…
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May 19, 2016

UFS Student Spotted!

UFS student Sarah was spotted in the Philadelphia Inquirer! She is gently securing a band on a bird that will be used to track migration. To read the latest article about the Red Knots along the Delaware Bay and to learn more about the work students at UFS are doing,…
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May 16, 2016

Red Knot shorebirds – Climate Change

Our middle school students were working side by side with biologists along the Delaware Bay, tagging, weighing, measuring, blood sampling and releasing Red Knot shorebirds. As a new study finds, climate change can create ecological ripples that can threaten a species in unexpected ways. To read more click here.
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May 3, 2016

What kind of music should kids listen to at a young age?

Whether they’re singing along with Curious George’s theme song or asking you to turn up a popular song on the car radio, children love music. But what kind of music should kids listen to at a young age? Here are some helpful tips on creating an appropriate musical library for…
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March 14, 2016

Summer Camp Registration Open

United Friends School 2016 Summer Camp Sign-up now while space is available! A variety of camps take place from June to August for students ranging in ages 4-14. Students can learn to build rockets, dissect and investigate computer components, explore for cool critters, make summertime treasures, delve into the world of…
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February 24, 2016

Spring Benefit April 23rd

Click here for an online form that can only be used to make payment for attendance (RSVP), advertising and sponsorships. If you would like to donate an auction item, you can download the Donation Form here or contact Spring Benefit Committee directly at SpringBenefit@unitedfriendsschool.org. Thank You!
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January 26, 2016

RESCHEDULED: Movie Screening – Most Likely to Succeed

UFS is hosting a screening of the documentary Most Likely to Succeed, followed by a discussion lead by UFS faculty. The feature-length documentary examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our nation's school model in todayʼs innovative world. For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an…
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