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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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How a dynamic team begins a new school year for children with learning challenges

Labor Day used to mark the beginning of the school year. Now school calendars have been pushed back, and students, including those at Hillsides Education Center (HEC), find themselves back in the classroom in the middle of August.  Fortunately, our…

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Decisions Postponed

As I prepare this blog I have received word that the President has signed the legislation that extends the debt limit. My immediate reaction is relief–not that we increased our debt ceiling, but that finally the barrage of vitriol inundating…

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You Got to Love Them!

One of the great things about the campus at Hillsides is our ability to interact with students and residents. Give them the opportunity and they will tell you with no hesitation exactly what they are thinking about and what their…

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Tutors Make a Difference in One Hour

One of our oldest and most successful programs on campus involves local high school and college students tutoring our residents. In 1978 former Educational Therapist Mary Lois Nevins visited Hillsides children with a small group of Polytechnic School 11th and…

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