SFF in the News

APA & SFF Launch PLATO Network
The American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy in conjunction with the Squire Family Foundation has launched the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) Network, a national network for teachers interested in pre-college philosophy.

May 2013
Candy Meets Aristotle At St. Martin De Porres
New Haven Independent
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April 2013
Philosophy Takes a Field Trip
The Durham News
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July 2012
Philosophy flourishes in Chicago’s South Side
Tom Mullaney: Chicago Tribune

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‘Winning Words’ program at University of Chicago helps elementary and middle schoolers learn philosophy.

May 2012
Brooklyn College’s PEACE Project
Brooklyn College News
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Brooklyn College’s PEACE Project brings philosophy to East New York with grant from SFF.

March 2011
LI teens compete in Ethics Bowl

Michael Ebert: Newsday
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The second annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl last month included 13 teams from seven local high schools, plus a New Jersey entry, that argued the morality of such issues as using brain-enhancing drugs and telling a white lie on a job application.

February 2011
A Time to Question at Ethics Bowl, L.I. Teenagers Debate Slippery Issues
Paul Vitello: The New York Times
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Consider the second annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl a form of contest among athletes of ethics — students from eight high schools spent a full day thinking up a sweat over the blacks and whites and grays of right and wrong.

December 2010
A Time to Question
Columbia Teachers College Press Release
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A conference hosted by the Columbia University Teachers College Philosophy Outreach Program (an SFF grantee) targets teenagers’ tendency to challenge.

April 2010
SFF grantee teaches philosophy to second graders
Abby Goodnough: The New York Times
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Mount Holyoke professor and SFF grantee Dr. Thomas Wartenberg’s works with second graders, teaching philosophy through children’s books.

May 2009
New Jersey high schoolers solve the dilemma of the runaway train
Sergio Bichao: MyCentralJersey.com
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Students at Woodbridge’s Colonia High School try to find ethical solutions in day-long program.

June 2009
Frog, Toad & the Big Questions:Grant to help foster philosophical education for kids
Bob Flaherty: Daily Hampshire Gazette
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In this profile of Dr. Thomas E. Wartenberg of Mount Holyoke College, learn about the SFF grant to support his work on philosophy for children.

June 2008

A Natural Bent for Deep Thought
Bob Flaherty: Daily Hampshire Gazette
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This are article explores current innovations in ethics education for youths in Massachusetts.

April 2009
Philosophy encourages high school students to think outside the box
Merle English: Newsday
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November 2009
More and more high schools are offering philosophy courses and clubs, with a special focus on ethics.
Philosophy Program Benefits Teachers and Students
John C. Tucker: Columbia Record; November 9, 2009
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Columbia Teachers’ College Philosophy Outreach Program

October 2009

Columbia Arts & Humanities Gazette
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These two articles explore a new cooperative philosophy outreach program at Columbia University and Teachers College.

October 2009
Philosophy Returns to Mount Greylock
Meghan Foley: The North Adams Transcript
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A philosophy course taught at Mount Greylock High School in North Adams, MA, was made possible by a grant from the Squire Family Foundation
Philosophy Students Explore ‘Big Questions’

August 2009
Mary Ann Zehr: Education Week
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The Education Week article highlights both the SFF-sponsored national pre-college philosophy teachers network, and philosophy curriculum at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University.

August 2009
Porter’s Welcomes Philosophy Professor in Residence
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