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Dr. Grauer's Column - My Heroes

In this week's column, Dr. Grauer reflects on his heroes in the field of education, and laments that the real heroes often go unrecognized. Who will be your child's heroes, as they reflect back on their school years?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Loafing Aimlessly

Great realizations occur when we’re chilling — staring up at the sky, out to sea, or wandering among trees, fully “there.” This week, Dr. Grauer asks the question: is “doing your own thing” wise or is it is a waste of time?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Applying To Private School: Is It Stressful?

In this week's column, Dr. Grauer offers an enlightened view into the private school admissions process. What if your best-fit, life-changing school or even a whole other way to see “school” was right in your community and you never even explored it?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Danny Pliskin

Growing up, our children all have influences in school and friendships that shape them. But who do they know that might be teaching them even more? Who is across the hedgerow? Who is their Danny Pliskin?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Do You Have a Self-Driven Child?

Is your child self-driven and in charge of their own lives? This week's column gives some important advice for parents who want to set their children on a path towards being responsible for getting their work done, without nagging, arguing, and constant reminders.

Dr. Grauer's Column - Kurt Hahn Is In My Tribe

In this week's column, Dr. Grauer reflects on the influence that Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound, had on the guiding principles and core values of The Grauer School.

Dr. Grauer's Column - Home for the Holidays

This week's column features a guest author, KJ Dell'Antonia, author of the book "How to be a Happier Parent". KJ shares some tips for managing experiences and expectations for kids and parents during the holidays.

Dr. Grauer's Column - John Taylor Gatto: Teacher As Un-Hero

Dr. Grauer gives a moving tribute this week to John Taylor Gatto, who died recently. Gatto was one of modern times' most influential and courageous people but he was not a banker, media mogul, athlete or rock star. He was a teacher — a teacher Socrates would have been pleased to know.

Dr. Grauer's Column - Grauer Student Flies to DC for Gun Violence Summit

This week's column features a guest author, Grauer junior Sophie S., describing her recent trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Student Gun Violence Summit. Sophie said, "The goal was to create a Student Bill of Rights for participants to bring back to their own communities."

Dr. Grauer's Column - Voice

This week, Dr. Grauer presents The Grauer School's Annual Report, displaying an infrastructure more refined than bricks and mortar can. In a great organization, every part and every individual share the intelligence and values of the whole, and all are in constant motion. This is "culture."

Dr. Grauer's Column - The Black Box

In the midst of college admissions season, Dr. Grauer takes a long look at what it really takes to get into college these days. Are our schools creating the kind of students who can thrive under academic rigor they'll encounter in college?