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ERIC Number: EJ772706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Alternative Success: A Cincinnati School Serves Mix It Up as Part of Academic Life
Willoughby, Brian
Teaching Tolerance, n26 p53-54 Fall 2004
Mix It Up--founded by Teaching Tolerance, and the Study Circles Resource Center--is a national program that encourages young people to challenge social boundaries and ostracism. To date, more than 2 million students in almost 7,000 schools have taken part in various Mix It Up programs, including the annual National Mix It Up at Lunch Day. Cincinnati has embraced Mix It Up vigorously, with schools across the urban landscape taking part. Children's Home School, a collection of brick buildings on a wooded campus, is no different. They started in 2002, when Mix It Up was launched. Cathy Baker, social skills teacher at the school, figured a small school like Children's Home could organize Mix It Up at Lunch events each month, rather than once a year. So ever since, students here have been Mixing It Up with each other and with other schools and programs, including everything from mainstream public schools to kids who are homeless, disabled and struggling with mental illness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio