QuakerEd News
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

Welcome to Friends Council's New E-Newsletter

Your source of monthly news about all things QuakerEd
With this new monthly e-newsletter, Friends Council on Education seeks to provide a wide variety of news and information about what's happening in the world of Friends education. Our hope is to share out stories from our member schools as well as news about Friends Council on Education's own activities. In addition to stories about our schools, we'll spotlight Friends school educators and alumni "letting their lives speak" as peacemakers, agents of change, leaders is social justice and equity, leaders in environmental sustainabilty and more. The theme for this inaugural issue is Educating for Social Justice. We hope you enjoy it and we welcome your feedback.  Our next issue wlll be in late October. We welcome submissions of Friends education news to news@friendscouncil.org. To discuss a story idea, call us at Friends Council at 215-241-7245.

Social Justice Programming from Friends Council

It is a turbulent time in our nation and educators are navigating how to teach issues that are increasingly difficult and complex. Friends Council is offering a series of workshops and peer networks on timely topics related to social justice and equity.
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Friends School Educator as Peacemaker: Renée Prillaman

Renée Prillaman is a Founding member of Peaceful Schools NC, where she has been working with teachers for 35 years in developing classrooms that model mutual respect, healthy relationships, and peaceful conflict resolution. This fall, Renée will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming School to Peace Pipeline Conference at Duke University on October 28, 2017.
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Friends Council Statements on National Issues

This summer Friends Council on Education issued several statements on national issues, speaking strongly for the values held by Quaker schools and reinforcing the commitment to those values:
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Strong Friends School Presence at Cultural Competency Symposium

Given the emphasis on educating for social justice and equity in Friends schools, it’s no surprise that Friends schools were well represented at The Cheryl Irving Cultural Competency Institute for Educators hosted recently by the MCRC of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS).
Read our news story here.

Friends Council Welcomes New Board Members

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, Friends Council welcomes three new members to the Friends Council Board. FCE also says thank you and farewell to two departing Board members.

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Visit the newly-revised Friends Council Website

Friends Council on Education has a newly revised website!  There are a range of new features we think you will enjoy. We spotlight a few here, so read on!
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