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The Hunt School Adds Computers to its Rich Academic Environment

March 12, 2014

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Last year Sunny Hills’ Irene M. Hunt School of Marin (the Hunt School), where more than thirty 5-17 year olds with severe emotional challenges come to learn, went through a major remodel. Some of the upgrades were structural – a new classroom was built and wheelchair ramps, landings and other accessibility improvements made the school […]

Many Foster Youth are Also Teen Parents – They Need Our Support

May 31, 2013

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As we recognize National Foster Care Month, we can all reflect on the systemic progress that has been achieved for youth in the foster care system.  Most recently, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12) has extended support for youth in foster care from age 18 to age 21, giving youth crucial additional time […]

Closing the Achievement Gap: One Size Does NOT Fit All

April 15, 2013

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Closing the achievement gap in academics between at-risk, marginalized, student populations and their mainstream counterparts is the goal of a great many public and private initiatives across our country; and rightly so, as education continues to be the cornerstone for opportunities and self-sufficiency. The root causes of the achievement gap are many, and there isn’t […]

Furry Friends are Helpful Classroom Aides

February 5, 2013

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“No pets allowed.” – It’s a sign commonly seen on school grounds but one you definitely won’t see at the Irene M. Hunt School of Marin. For years, the Hunt School (formerly Marin Academic Center) has gladly welcomed therapy dogs on campus. In fact, they’ve become a popular element of the school’s therapeutic educational program. […]