We work with many organizations and individuals who are passionate about children gaining voice and new roles in their school communities.
This includes schools like PS 20 (the Clinton Hill School) and Little Red School House (LREI), Barnard College, Teachers College, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, the innovation incubator, 1776 where we are members and the TED Residency.
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS defines social studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence." Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. In essence, social studies promotes knowledge of and involvement in civic affairs. And because civic issues—such as health care, crime, and foreign policy—are multidisciplinary in nature, understanding these issues and developing resolutions to them require multidisciplinary education. These characteristics are the key defining aspects of social studies.
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility educates young people for hopeful and intelligent engagement with their world. A national leader in the field of social and emotional learning (SEL), Morningside Center has developed a range of research-based programs that improve students' social and emotional intelligence—and their academic performance. They are working to make social and emotional learning a part of every child’s education.
Public and private schools
Besides collaborating with organizations, Inquiring Minds has been fortunate to develop ongoing relationships with both public and private schools including:
PS 20 (Brooklyn, NY)
LREI (New York, NY)
Powell School (Washington, DC)
Edmund Burke School (Washington, DC)
Design for Social Innovation (New York, NY)