NEWS & UPDATES
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3/8/22

Let's Make High School More Like Kindergarten

A few months ago I read an excerpt from the newly published book Resisting the Kinder-Race by Christopher...

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2/8/22

HATCH & Lasagna
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I love to cook. And a family favorite is lasagna so I make it fairly frequently. Because who doesn't love lasagna?

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1/18/22

Resolutions for the
New Year

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Resolutions, intentions, commitments… at this time of year, many of us set them as a way to make headway on....

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11/16/21

Then & Now: Jessica.

This photo takes me back to a particularly turbulent time in my life. I was in 7th grade and my mom had just remarried...

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10/13/21

Recommendation Letters

For teachers, this is the peak of recommendation letter writing season. As seniors apply to college, we are...

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9/9/21

Educator's Info Session

We're hosting a online information session on Tuesday, September 28 at 10 a.m. for educators who...

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2/22/22

From Newborn to Toddler: A Year of HATCH

A year ago, Jessica and I hosted The Hatch School’s launch event online. We had 139 folks join us on Zoom...

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2/1/22

Worth Watching:
How to ADHD

As you might imagine, teachers spend A LOT of time thinking about, reading about, and researching...

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12/23/21

What E. coli taught me about leadership
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I have a confession to make. As a bacteriologist and a teacher, I was always envious of my humanities...

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11/9/21

Overlooked No More.

Three years ago, the New York Times began a new feature in the obituary column called “Overlooked No More” and ...

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9/27/21

Congratulations, Sarah!
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Sarah Peterson, co-founder of The Hatch School, was recently selected by the University of Chicago...

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9/9/21

Founders Q & A

Jessica Hanson and Sarah Peterson met in 2003 while teaching together as the science and math faculty ...

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2/15/22

Why HATCH, Why Now?
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When my great friend, Sarah Peterson, said she was thinking about starting a girl centered High School...

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1/25/22

Strengthening, not Shrinking.

I say this with only love for myself: I am remarkably bad at most sports. After realizing as a child that I was both...

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12/2/21

DIY: Closing the Confidence/ Competence Gap

Recently, my spouse came to me with unpleasant news: “The garbage disposal is leaking.” Since I became...

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10/22/21

Then & Now: Sarah.

The Hatch School’s first students are currently navigating the many challenges of early ...

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9/15/21

What's in a Name?
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When Sarah and Jessica were first talking about starting a girl-centered school, they needed a shorthand...