Progressive Thoughts

The latest in progressive education thoughts from the PEN community.

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Supporting Responsive Pedagogy

“…nothing could be more responsive than answering the student call for more conversation, more preparation, more learning around the history of and issues surrounding race, privilege, and  justice in this nation.”

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A Message to Colleagues

“Progressive education cannot be static; it must be ever searching, ever experimenting, ever moving onto higher ideals and more complete realization of them.” – Eugene Randolph Smith

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PEN’s New Look!

Notice anything different? After months of conversations, design, and revisions, we are excited to introduce you to PEN’s new look & feel!

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Election, Community, and Compassion

In the aftermath of a divisive electoral season and historic election, we understand how essential it is for parents, teachers, and school to be in partnership in responding to the needs of children.