Beginning the New School Year in New York

August 31, 2016

Dear Friends:

As the school year begins for teachers, administrators, students, and parents, we wanted to take a moment and welcome you into the new year.

We realize that the classroom is not immune from current events and many students have questions about how to interpret the world around them. Facing History and Ourselves is proud to be a partner with schools to help teachers guide these conversations. Our tools have become a valuable resource for educators and community leaders who are committed to empowering students to become informed, engaged, and active citizens in our democracy.

We encourage you to check out our calendar and join us at an in-person or online event.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our blog, Facing Today. Facing Today brings together an international community of mindful and creative educators, students, and thought leaders who are exploring topics and issues at the heart of our work.  

Finally, we’re excited to share some exciting initiatives that we have planned this year. Check out the list below!

Most of all, we hope you take time to read, reflect, and participate with us this coming school year. We’re looking forward to another great year with you!


Peter Nelson
Director, New York
Facing History and Ourselves

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