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Strengths in Practice: A Global Gathering for Positive Education

CINCINNATI, Ohio (March 23, 2017) – Educators are increasingly recognizing the intrinsic importance of a student’s wellbeing, and at a recent global conference in New Zealand, Mayerson Academy's president Dr. Jillian Darwish underscored the critical need to emphasize social and emotional competencies as part of the education experience. Darwish’s presentation, “Strengths in Practice,” was delivered at a...

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Mayerson Academy Invites Schools to Take the Culture Challenge: “5 to Thrive” Begins with Principals and Teacher Leadership

CINCINNATI, Ohio (January 9, 2017) –  Mayerson Academy, a non-profit provider of professional development services in the education sector, has published a free toolkit for school building principals and teacher leadership designed to reframe thinking and improve the culture in schools. “With reinvigorated colleagues and staff after the holiday break, many of us will begin to think about launching culture...

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Stiller Family Foundation Makes $1M Gift to Champlain College’s David L. Cooperrider Center For Appreciative Inquiry

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Champlain College's David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry in the Stiller School of Business has received a $1 million gift from the Stiller Family Foundation to plan and convene a national Positive Education Summit that will use Appreciative Inquiry to accelerate positive education from early childhood on up.  Dr. Lindsey Godwin, Professor of Management in the Stiller School of...

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Mayerson Academy Releases Case Studies on Character Strengths in Education

Case studies on character strengths in education CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 15, 2016) -  Mayerson Academy, a non-profit provider of professional development services in the education sector, announced today the publication of a new series of case studies demonstrating how schools are applying the science of character strengths to the heart of learning using the Thriving Learning Communities program. The first case...

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Mayerson Academy to Help Schools Build Thriving Learning Communities

CINCINNATI, Ohio (May 12, 2016) -  Mayerson Academy announced today that nine grantees were selected to receive $ 10,000 of professional learning services, tools and products to create a Thriving Learning Community within their schools focusing on individual character strengths to develop social emotional competencies.  The competitive grant process began on March 28th and attracted interest from more than 1500...

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Social and Emotional Learning Grant Opportunity for Schools

Mayerson Academy Launches RFP to Help Build Positive School Cultures CINCINNATI, Ohio (March 28, 2016) -  Mayerson Academy, a non-profit provider of professional development services in the education sector, announced today the launch of a Request for Proposal (RFP) designed to help schools utilize the science of character strengths and social and emotional learning competencies to transform school cultures for...

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Mayerson Academy, Deer Park Schools Recommended for Ohio Straight A Grant: Building Strong Character to Build Strong Learners

CINCINNATI, OHIO - Mayerson Academy, in partnership with the Deer Park Community City Schools, was named a recommended awardee for the FY16 Straight A Fund from the Ohio Department of Education. Aimed at helping schools launch creative new ideas for improving education, the application "Building Strong Character to Build Strong Learners," was one of only 20 selected through a rigorous process. The $106,000 grant...

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