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Right At School provides safe, engaging and meaningful in-school and extracurricular programs to enrich the lives of students, give parents peace of mind and enable schools to focus on their academic mission.

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Reflecting on the 2022-23 School Year

As summer stretches before us, it’s an ideal time to retreat and reflect. In my conversations with district leaders across the country this spring, they shared three big takeaways from the 2022-23 school year.

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Why Empathy Matters

Because empathy is also a skill that can be learned, that means it can (and should) be taught — and everyone in the school community can help.

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Supporting Women in Leadership

While the percentage of women in the top leadership position in education is well above the 5% of S&P 500 companies led by a woman, there is still much progress to be made.

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SEL: Fueling Success for Children and Adults

Conventional wisdom says that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we will be happy. But psychologist and author Shawn Achor says that recent discoveries in positive psychology show that this formula is backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

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SEL: Creating Future-Ready Students

A key goal in school is to prepare students for their futures. What knowledge and skills will they need to succeed in college and careers? How can we prepare them for a rapidly changing world and jobs that don’t exist yet?

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Heart of RAS | Glow & Grow with Kealy Shroeder, MBA

Our passion for locally-inspired enrichment is what makes Right At School Programs different from other enrichment providers. In this ongoing series, we’ll be spotlighting some of the amazing people on our team who are the very heart of what we do everyday.

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Becoming Part of District Communities

LaToya Thomas has been part of the Right At School family for over 7 years. In this blog, LaToya shares her experiences both working in the field as an Area Manager for Right At School and now as the Director of School Partnerships.

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New Ways to Play Old Games

Our team has been working overtime to redesign our favorite activities and games to accommodate physical-distancing. We think this video will help you gain perspective on how we’re adapting our program curriculum in a way that keeps safety the priority – without forfeiting the fun. #backtoras

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6 Tips for a Successful Return to School

Whether your school year return will be in-person, virtual, or a combination (or it’s still unknown!), we have the ‘luxury’ of forethought. As we enter another “Back to School” season, albeit unusual, take a look at these six tips for preparing your children mentally, emotionally, and physically.

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Letting Our Children Live

It’s time to let our school-age children experience joy, healing and connection alongside their peers and the teachers who inspire them to learn, socialize and grow. We can do so safely this summer and fall with just a few logistical tweaks.

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The Impact of World-Class Afterschool Programs

Without dipping into scarce resources and even generating alternative revenue, districts who partner with a high quality afterschool provider can become part of an essential multi-pronged solution – for children, parents, and their own district mission and bottom line.

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