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How education is failing youth in foster care

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO A recent article in the Press-Telegram reporting the grand jury investigation of a number of school districts’ use of funds intended to benefit youth in foster care was an eye opener, pointing…

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Why considering the whole child’s needs provide for the best education possible

Recently a group of employees from our residential treatment program expressed their concern about some of the residents who attended the local public schools. They said the residents were at an increased risk of failing school and their treatment was…

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Hillsides Librarian Sherri Ginsberg wins Prestigious award

Sherri Wins Prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award Ten years ago, when Sherri Ginsberg was hired as the Hillsides librarian, our library admittedly wasn’t much to brag about. A generous donor had funded a beautiful library space for the…

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Easing your child back to school

By Leticia Medina The fall brings about the end of summer, and back to school for kids.  While most parents enjoy sending their kids back to school, children aren’t always as happy about the prospect.  In the midst of school…

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How creating opportunities in education improves outcomes

Guest blogger Ryan Eisenberg, Ed.D.  As an agency serving children and youth, we pride ourselves on creating lasting change. But what does that really mean? How do we create change in the lives of youth who have experienced trauma and…

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