School Within a School (SWS) is a program that gives students the opportunity to take classes based on a democratic pedagogy. The students in this small community take two classes with only other SWS members and participate in weekly Town Meetings, but are otherwise integrated into mainstream classes, sports...
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Junior year: balancing school, homework, jobs and a slew of extracurricular activities. Juniors know. The struggle is real. But, this is not your typical junior-year-is-rough type of article. I want you to imagine navigating through “the most stressful year of your life” without a place to call home or...
Rather than solely condemning the administration, blame yourself. Blame the students of Brookline. Your job is to make sure people know that this behavior is unacceptable.Read more »
The same way the hateful language that often permeates national discussions hurts all of America, entrenched liberal intolerance at the high school hinders the learning of all students.Read more »
Many students, including myself, work so hard to break stereotypes because their pervasiveness diminishes our individuality. The resurgence of stereotypes reminds those they target of their own limitations in the eyes of others.Read more »
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We deserve an education that promotes safe and consensual sex, de-stigmatizes sex (especially amongst LGBTQ youth) and provides resources for sexually active young people.Read more »
In this video project, several students and faculty at Brookline High school were filmed answering and reacting to the question "what is God?". The participants went into the interview unaware of the question they would be asked, so that they would give their most natural response. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOtxMKKIjAc